Cole Mere

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Description

Owned and managed by Shropshire Council, Colemere is one of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres, it is almost completely surrounded by mature woodland with two very attractive hay meadows. The site attracts a variety of wildfowl and waders, including Snipe, Curlew, Goldeneye, and Pochard.  During the spring and summer flowers such as Southern Marsh Orchid, Meadow Cranesbill and Lady’s Smock can be seen in the meadows.  It is the only site in England where the glacial relic, the Least Water Lily grows.  Numerous species of insects are attracted to the site including the Brown Hawker dragonfly and Common Blue damselfly.  Parking is available and an easy access footpath goes all around the mere.  It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


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The Meres and Mosses landscape was formed by retreating glaciers 12,000 years ago. Now, lowland raised peat bogs are one of the most endangered habitats on Earth.


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18
oct

Farm grant applications now closed

To date, 11 projects have benefited from the scheme since it began.

25
apr

Queensway Fields benefit from MMBEN funding

The Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme have been working with Queensway Playing Fields in Whitchurch, an independent charity, to help them reinvigora...

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16
may

Meres & Mosses MediaMakers talks

Upcoming MediaMakers events: compilations of short films, photography, exploration, animations (and more!), inspired by the Meres & Mosses area, wildlife and lo...

16
sep

Merefest 2017!

Merefest Festival is returning to Ellesmere, Shropshire on Saturday 16th, 2017! This fun-filled festival celebrates the unique landscape of the Meres and Mosses...

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