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Rare jumping spider found on Marches Mosses

Date: September 5, 2018

The species was found in the same area as a nationally notable spider, Sitticus caricis; both are kinds of jumping spider. The reason they have been able to thrive is because the natural water table of the bog habitat they rely upon is being managed and maintained as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE project. These exciting […]

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Marches Mosses Survey

Date: February 13, 2019

Note: This link will take you to a third-party website, a survey being taken by the BogLIFE partnership in order to better appreciate the impacts of the BogLIFE project on visitors and local communities. In order to understand your views and impressions of the Marches Mosses (the collective term for Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and […]

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The Carbon Farmer mockumentary

Date: January 15, 2019

Note: Please be aware that the link on this page will take you to a third-party website. A new 7-minute film The Carbon Farmer is well worth a look The Carbon Farmer – a sci-fi mocumentary, set roughly 100 years from present day – follows the story of a man whose family have been working the same […]

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Festive event proves popular

Date: December 21, 2018

Although the weather was cold the rain held off until just after the event finished.

Participants were shown how to make a traditional Christmas wreath using natural materials gathered from the Mosses by the Natural England team. Wreath making was a traditional activity for families living around what is now the Fenn’s & Whixall NNR and the whole family, including young children, would play a part.

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Festive event proves popular

Date: December 21, 2018

Note: Please be aware that the link on this page will take you to a third-party website. Although the weather was cold the rain held off until just after the event finished. Participants were shown how to make a traditional Christmas wreath using natural materials gathered from the Mosses by the Natural England team. Wreath […]

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