A recce of Benshaw Moss with Northumberland Wildlife Trust

No reptiles under that one either

Duncan and Alice took me round their recent acquisition: Benshaw Moss – what a site! I liked it immediatly as I could see dry heath, wet heath, bog, acid grassland – a great range of habitats with potential for improvemnt. But then they showed me the calcareous grassland, the calcareous flushes and the weird iron rich flush and I was bowled over

So a great place for collaboration – for field trips and student projects and hopefully a bioblitz in the autumn

the weird iron rich flush
The waterfalls and calcareous grassland

So much potential – I’m looking forward to seeing what they will do with it and to working with them on student projects

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