Forming part of a series of peat bogs known as ‘Mosses’, Wybunbury Fen was noted for preservation by the Society as a 'type of wild country with no exact counterpoint on the continent of Europe'. This rare Ice Age bog is now a raft of peat floating over an underground lake, surrounded by swamp, woodland and meadows. Sphagnum moss, cotton sedge and sundew grow here, and important insect populations can be found. Now a National Nature Reserve (NNR), it is managed by Natural England.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Wybunbury Fen