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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) 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 and reconnecting people with wildlife. Shropshire Wildlife Trust is a registered charity number 212744 and […]

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REMINDER – Invitation to Tender is Still Open for Bird Hide at Morris Bridge Fields near Marches Mosses

Date: June 4, 2020

Shropshire Wildlife Trust has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a bird hide to be built at the Morris Bridge Fields, near the Marches Mosses. Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project LIFE15/NAT/UK/000786 Invitation to Tender: to construct and install a bird hide at Morris’ Bridge Fields Overview of Shropshire Wildlife Trust (the contracting organisation) Shropshire Wildlife […]

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Marches Mosses Frequently Asked Questions – First in a Series

Date: May 28, 2020

The Marches Mosses encompasses the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield National Nature Reserve (NNR) as well as Wem Moss NNR and Cadney Moss, the third-largest lowland raised peat bog in the UK. The Mosses are designated as NNR, SSSI, SAC and also have Ramsar status. What do all those initials stand for? What do they mean? […]

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