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Nature survey findings

Nature survey findings

Meadow flora - now the sheep are gone The current landowner has been happy to keep sheep out and allow us to make some detailed surveys of the flora, the insect and bird life. We have been surprised by the existing biodiversity. Thus far over 140 plant species have...

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History of the wetlands

History of the wetlands

Located to the south of Church Stretton, World’s End Wetlands is 11 hectares of ancient wetland that has similar fauna and flora to the North Shropshire meres and mosses. It is thought that a post ice-age lake contained by Brockhurst Hill drained south along what is...

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The surveying and the fundraising activities, followed by the building of the boardwalk provided numerous opportunities to involve community members as volunteers, and enabled many people to visit the wetlands and gain a real enthusiasm for the area. This has proved a...

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Wildife Site

Wildife Site

During 2016 with encouragement and advice from the Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group (SACWG), a small group of expert ecologists and volunteers, began investigating the existing biodiversity in detail. Permission was gained from the landowners for access to...

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Water vole survey

Water vole survey

Members from the Shropshire Mammal Society conducted a survey of the wetlands on 21 June 2019. Small mammal traps were set which yielded wood mouse and young bank vole. A detailed survey was then made of water courses along the Quinny brook. This yielded two positive...

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Bioblitzes

Bioblitzes

Bioblitzes, open to anyone in the community, were held in 2016 and 2018, with another planned for 2020. Landowners have generously allowed open access for these. These events have been underpinned by the presence of some real experts (including ecologists and four...

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Boardwalk

Boardwalk

During 2017 SACWG held a major publicity and fundraising campaign to raise funds to provide a boardwalk along the existing footpath - which was previously virtually inaccessible due to water levels and undergrowth. Volunteers ran a wildlife quiz, a plant stall, a...

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Get in touch

Address

Enterprise House, Station Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5AQ

Email us

info@middlemarchescommunitylandtrust.org.uk

Call us

07497 142 485 (Jonathan)