Wildlife site

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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 their land for specific surveys for amphibians, reptiles, flora, birds, mammals, moths and butterflies.

Some exciting finds were made; otter was sighted, two kinds of newts found in good numbers, egret, kingfisher and snipe were among numerous birds recorded, some unusual plants linked to rush pasture and swamp were noted, and three rare insects found.

In January 2017, following the submission of the detailed survey work, much of the area was recognised as a wildlife site by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.