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 area of Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses combined is the third largest area of raised peat bog in Britain. On average, 1 hectare of peatland can store 10 times more carbon than 1 hectare of woodland


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06
nov

A new way to record to record wildlife

Use I-record to record wildlife at Fenns, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR.

05
sep

Rare jumping spider found on Marches Mosses

After a lapse of 30 years a rare bog dwelling spider, Sitticus floricola, has been rediscovered living on Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Natu...

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Christmas wreath making

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