Bogs are best

Date: February 16, 2020

New evidence shows that, when it comes to carbon capture, trees are good but bog is best! A recent scientific study headed by Angela Creevy of Edge Hill University has shown that by removing the commercially planted non-native conifers from a local lowland raised bog the ‘carbon sink’ function of the bog has been restored […]

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Spread of rare moss on Mosses shows the success of restoration

Date: February 17, 2020

One of the rarest bog plants, the moss Dicranum undulatum, has been found on several sites on the Marches Mosses, which encompasses Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses. The moss, commonly called Waved Fork-moss, was surveyed by noted Bryologist Dr. Des Callaghan, working on behalf of the Natural England /BogLIFE Project which is returning the Mosses […]

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Highest Rainfall on Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses for Past Thirty Years

Date: February 3, 2020

  If you’ve been thinking it’s rained a lot lately, you’re right – last year was the wettest in recent memory and Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses near Whitchurch and Wrexham felt it too. Gerald Moss, who keeps a nearby weather station, found that 2019 had the highest amount of rainfall in 30 years – […]

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What is planned for The Mosses in 2020?

Date: January 9, 2020

The former scrapyard site The former scrapyard is being covered by the removal of turf from nearby fields which were once part of the bog. The fields will be reverted to bog habitat by planting 150,000 ‘microproprogated’ sphagnum hummocks in a seeding operation following the turf-stripping. This method of bog creation is an innovative experiment […]

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