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Short-eared Owls Winter at the Mosses

Date: November 24, 2020

Main photo credit: Stephen Barlow If you’re out walking on the Mosses, you might, just might, catch a glimpse of a rare creature overhead – an owl out hunting for its dinner during the daytime. If you do, that will likely be a short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), which are the least nocturnal of all owls. […]

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Bird’s Eye View of the Mosses Taking Shape

Date: November 23, 2020

If you’ve been out for a walk on Whixall Moss lately, you may be wondering what’s going on – there’s a large structure going up on the edge of the Moss. Well, wonder no more: it’s the start of a five metre high viewing tower that will provide an incredible bird’s eye view over the […]

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Peatbogs are gaining recognition in the fight against the climate crisis

Date: November 19, 2020

Peatbogs are becoming recognised as a key part of the fight against the climate crisis. Two recent articles provide more detail: The Flow Country, a 4,000sq km area of blanket bog in northern Scotland, is the subject of a recent article in The Guardian. The UK government is considering asking Unesco to add the site […]

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2020/2021 Restoring the Marches Mosses Traineeship Placement Programme Continues

Date: November 18, 2020

The Marches Mosses Traineeship Programme continues for 2020-21 with the appointment of Nathan Brake.  Nathan started on 2 November, taking over from Christian Pearce, who moves on after successfully completing his placement. The traineeship is a great opportunity for people looking for experience in a wide range of conservation work, as Steve Dobbins, Marches Mosses […]

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Shropshire Wildlife Trust Helps Students to Reconnect with Nature at the Marches Mosses

Date: November 11, 2020

In October, Shropshire Wildlife Trust led a total of nearly 200 children from schools in North Shropshire on a visit to the Marches Mosses, which includes Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses. The children, aged 8 to 11 from St. Peters School in Wem and Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury, put on their wellies and went out […]

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