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Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve


Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve and Wildlife Hospital


the wildlife hospital building and aviaries

Lower Moss Wood has been an educational nature reserve and wildlife hospital for over twenty years. The warden, Ray Jackson MBE, with help from his band of volunteers, has been providing a place for schools, disabled visitors, environmental groups and many others to come and enjoy the the countryside, learn about conservation and the environment ... and have a good day out!

The wildlife hospital is situated within the wood, near Knutsford in Cheshire, and takes in any orphaned, sick or injured wild animal or bird for care, rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild. In addition to the hospital itself there are a number of aviaries and purpose built recuperation pens. Over the last few years the number of casualties brought to the wildlife hospital has gradually increased, at present totalling around 2000 each year. Animals range from badgers and foxes, to hedgehogs and bats, and bird species vary from small garden birds to owls and other birds of prey (and the occasional rarity such as a frigatebird). The wildlife hospital is not open for viewing, but visiting parties can learn about the work that takes place there during their trip.

Lower Moss Wood is also a private nature reserve; seventeen acres of mixed woodland set in two hundred and eighty acres of arable farmland in the heart of rural Cheshire. The nature reserve is managed to provide many different habitats and so encourages a wide variety of flora and fauna. There is a half-mile circular path that meanders through the Wood, enabling many interesting observations without destruction of precious habitats. There are a number of vantage points to view the ponds, and hides overlook a peat bog and a wooded glade.

Forthcoming events

Pets in the Park
Sunday, 19th May 2013
Marbury, Northwich
Come along support Lower Moss Wood at the Pets in the Park event at Marbury, Northwich on Sunday 19th May 2013 between 11am and 4pm. A well attended event and a must for all animal lovers.

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