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Reserve Focus: Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR

By - James Robertson

Fenn’s, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses NNR, collectively known as the Mosses, is one of the largest and most southerly raised bogs. James Robertson describes the history of the reserve; the special array of wildlife that can be found there, including the White-faced Darter and Large Heath; and the conservation and management of the Mosses. 

From the air, a rich brown stain interrupts the patchwork of fields and farms which straddle the Welsh–English border between Shropshire and the County Borough of Wrexham. This ragged-edged ovoid comprises almost a thousand hectares of raised bog known locally as ‘the Mosses’.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist