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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