Discover meres and mosses
A brand new identification chart has been produced by Field Studies Council (FSC). Features of the Meres and Mosses of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire is a fascinating guide to these habitats and the wildlife and plants which can be found there.
The distinctive Meres and Mosses landscapes may not be very familiar to many but it is actually one of the UK’s most special wetland areas, and home to a huge variety of unusual wildlife including carnivorous plants, luscious mosses and even grass snakes. It is now the last place in England where Least Water-lily can be found. The White-faced darter dragonfly has been brought back from near-extinction, thanks to local conservation, and can now be seen in the area too.
The region, covering North Shropshire, Maelor and Cheshire, has been designated as the Meres and Mosses Natural Area with many protected sites within it.
The full colour fold-out chart is packed with stunning illustrations and information about this special part of the UK. Each chart is high quality, durable and laminated for use outdoors.
Pete Boardman, Project Officer at FSC, and joint author of the chart, explains: “These charts offer an ideal way for everyone to explore this special region and discover more about it. Various elements of the natural world have been carefully depicted to help people of all ages and levels of experience to identify them, from otters to orange-tip butterflies.”
The unique charts were produced as part of the Biodiversity Training Project, led by FSC, and also received generous funding from Natural England and Jean Jackson Charitable Trust. The Biodiversity Training Project was a five year scheme to enable, enhance and promote biological recording amongst volunteers in Shropshire and the wider region.
Feature of the Meres and Mosses is available for just £3.50 (plus delivery). Order Features of the Meres and Mosses online or by phone on 01952 208910.
Field Studies Council is a leading producer of publications and identification charts and has many other titles available covering all aspects of the natural world.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012