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 Water vole declined by 90% in the 1970s in England, but is still found in many parts of the Meres and Mosses.


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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...

16
jul

Lapwings benefit from recent management work

Young lapwings have been caught on camera by local photographer Stephen Barlow.

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