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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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Storytelling on the Mosses

Date: November 5, 2020

Peatbogs are places of great beauty – and great mystery. We have joined forces with local storyteller, Jake Evans, to re-tell some of the tales of mystery associated with peat bogs. The story in this link is about Will o’the Wisp. Let us know what you think of it!

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Tony Juniper Visits Nature Recovery in Action at Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project

Date: November 3, 2020

Tony Juniper, Head of Natural England, had the opportunity to see nature recovery in action when he visited the BogLIFE project at Marches Mosses earlier this year. The BogLIFE team gave Tony a tour of the innovative £5 million project to revitalise Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield, and Wem Mosses SAC and NNR, Britain’s third-largest lowland raised […]

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Can You Spot the Mosses from Space?

Date: September 29, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an infrared photo of the Marches Mosses from the EU Sentinel satellite. That got us to thinking, so we emailed Chris Hadfield, the Commander of the International Space Station from 2012-2013, asking if he’d taken any photos of the Mosses. He was happy to help, and sent us […]

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