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Delamere: Forest of Bogs ~ by WoodlandsTV

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In the UK we have lost 95% of our lowland beat bogs. Whilst not typically thought of as an attractive habitat, they are a vital carbon store and are home to many plants, insects and animals, some of which are only found in these areas.

Delamere Forest in Cheshire features a wealth of mosses and bogs - thanks to Forestry England, in partnership with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, who have undertaken to restore these important ecosystems to their former glory.

A film for Woodlands.co.uk by Leanne Gater

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 8 October, 2019

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7 comments so far

October 8, 2019


Kat Rose
October 8, 2019

I hope you can fix it

October 8, 2019

thanks for sharing this!

October 8, 2019

Get some beavers in there, you'll have all the water retention.

October 8, 2019

Nice film and great work. It looks fantastic.

October 20, 2019

Grew up on the edge of Delamere nearly sixty years ago the fauna and flora of this part of Cheshire was spectacular

Carol 70-year-old English NATIONALIST
March 11, 2020

I spend months in the campsite attached to the forest and for decades I have watched these bogs revival
The photos I take plantlife of the bogs, the lichen and fungi in the forest shows the changes over the years.
There is an abundance of birdlife, my favourite is the geese returning in large numbers in a "V" formation to Blakemere as the sun goes down….
I love to hear them at the first rays of the sun taking off, not always a favourite with all campers
The morning bird calls are truly wonderful.
Walking around the forest in Autumn when the leaves change is unforgettable, especially if one of the conkers or other nuts hits you on the head.
I'll be there again in three weeks as spring wakens the forest from its winter sleep, I can't wait!

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