Name that Bird!

Date: April 17, 2020

The Marches Mosses remain closed. However, this might cheer up your Friday – can you name these birds?  We’ll post the answers next week. All photos by Stephen Barlow.

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Please Don’t Use Sky Lanterns

Date: April 16, 2020

Please don’t use sky lanterns tonight. They pose a huge risk to the Mosses and to the wildlife that calls them home, particularly birds like curlew which are currently protecting nests and eggs on the ground.  If a sky lantern set the Moss on fire, the results could be devastating! Be safe and Clap for […]

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Peatlands Wordsearch

Date: April 9, 2020

The Mosses remain closed, but this Wordsearch should fill a bit of your time! Let us know how many words you find.  

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Brimstones on the Marches Mosses

Date: April 1, 2020

  Fire and brimstone? Or a beautiful soft yellow butterfly? One heralds the wrath of the heavens, the other ushers in spring in the UK. It’s the brimstone butterfly, of course, that arrives on the Marches Mosses this time of year.  In Shropshire, brimstones have been seen as early as 15th March, or as late […]

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Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses are Closed

Date: March 28, 2020

  All of the UK’s National Nature Reserves, car parks and visitor facilities are closed until further notice, including the Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR. We’ll post updates as and when they’re available and we’ll continue to update the Meres & Mosses website with posts about the amazing biodiversity on the Mosses. In the […]

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