The group works at several mosses, or bogs, most of which have deposits of peat and are colonised by Sphagnum moss.  Conservation of these sites is increasingly important, as an estimated 97% of lowland bogs in England and Wales have been damaged or destroyed.  They support butterflies such as the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary and the Green Hairstreak and plants such as Sundew, Cranberry and Cross-leaved Heath as well as dragonflies and damselflies.  Most are sites of Special Scientific Interest and not all are accessible to the general public.    

We preserve these habitats by removing invading vegetation such as birch, bramble and rhododendron; wellies are a must!

Rhododendrons defeated!

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