Wood Lane Nature Reserve

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Managed by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Wood Lane is one of the best bird-watching sites in the Meres and Mosses, this nature reserve has been developed over recent years on Tudor Griffiths Group's old sand and gravel workings.  It is also a good place to see glacial moraine being exposed.  Several large lagoons with islands and surrounding rough grassland make up the reserve, surrounded by a working landscape with mountainous heaps of sand providing a backdrop - and also the perfect nesting opportunity for hundreds of pairs of sand martins. It is best known for its long-legged water birds, spring and autumn visitors include greenshank, redshank, whimbrel, dunlin, green sandpiper and little stint.


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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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Back from the brink film

Eleanor Ryder, placement student at Fenn's Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses produced a short film as part of her final year project.

05
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Drone footage of cleared scrapyard

The clearance of the old Furber's Scrapyard site is now complete. Watch the drone footage below.

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