By Knottman2

Foulshaw Moss

This is a special type of habitat now rare in Britain. It is what is known as a raised peat bog. Its special nature means it is home to uncommon plants, dragonflies moths and butterflies.

It was bought in 1998 by Cumbria Wildlife Trust who have done a first class job in restoring the site. Visitors can explore the reserve on extensive boardwalks. These also allow for viewing the Ospreys which have returned here each year since 2014 and which breed successfully.

My blip shows some rather handsome Scots Pine trees. Many of these were removed as part of the restoration of the raised bog. It was a good decision to leave a small number which adds visual interest to the site.

You can see from the photo what a lovely morning it was.

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