Restoring the Marches Mosses Trainee Placement

Date: August 19, 2020

Note: Please be aware that links on this page take you to third party websites. Trainee placement: Full time, 9 months, fixed term from 1st November 2020 –  £6,000 bursary We are looking for trainees for the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project. The project aims to restore Britain’s third-largest lowland raised bog within the Fenn’s, Whixall […]

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The Marches Mosses’ Emblematic Butterfly – the Large Heath

Date: August 14, 2020

  Found only as far south as Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses, the large heath butterfly is an emblematic species of the Marches Mosses. It is a northern mire species that needs the acidic, wet peatlands of the Mosses in order to thrive throughout its life cycle. You might see the large heath as you walk […]

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Update on Peatbog Habitat Re-creation on the Marches Mosses

Date: July 24, 2020

Work restarted in early July on the project to create a layer of turf to cover sections of the former scrapyard site on Whixall Moss, while re-creating peatbog habitat on a nearby peaty field. Led by Natural England as part of the BogLIFE project to restore the Marches Mosses, work began again after a long […]

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Sphagnum on Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses

Date: June 19, 2020

Sphagnum moss and peat bogs are intrinsically intertwined. Sphagnum is the primary building block of peat, and makes the water on peat bogs acidic, thus creating the conditions for all other bog species to grow and thrive. Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses are typical of this relationship. Botanists have identified 19 species and varieties of […]

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Invitation to Tender – Works at Morris’ Bridge Fields, Whixall, Shropshire

Date: June 18, 2020

Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project LIFE15/NAT/UK/000786 Overview of Shropshire Wildlife Trust (the contracting organisation) Note: Please be aware that links on this page take you to third party websites. Shropshire Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity established in 1962 to conserve and protect Shropshire’s wildlife. This is achieved by directly conserving wildlife and habitat, undertaking research […]

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