Shropshire Wildlife Trust bought 27 acres of land adjoining my 50 acres in April 2019 – New Pool; Lane Field, Swamp Field and Sheep Field.
In January 2020, they leased an additional 25 acres – The Conservation Lakes – and later that year managed to purchase some of it, so creating Marsh Field. Two new pools were dug in Marsh Field in 2023.
The vision is to maintain and enhance the mosaic of existing habitats over the whole 110 acres of Pam’s Pools and increase the species- diversity of the site by creating new ones through conservation grazing, the planting of native trees and shrubs and the management of the two lakes, three pools and the newly excavated scrapes.
The wetlands have already started to attract a wide range of birds, amphibians, reptiles and dragonflies. The two wild-flower hay- meadows and species-rich grassland are especially rich in invertebrates, with butterflies & grasshoppers abounding. Camera-traps are revealing plenty of mammals, including otter, polecat & badger.