Natural England is among the organisations expected to fully understand the biodiversity duty since enhancing biodiversity is an integral part of the organisation's role. They have opportunities, in addition to the biodiversity work on their NNRs, and are taking advantage of them.
This is the base from which The Stiperstones and Downton Gorge NNRs are managed
Nest boxes have been provided all around the buildings specifically for barn owl, house martin, swift and blue / great tit. (The photo shows the barn owl box integrated into a building)
The bank on the side of the car park has been seeded with wild flower seed collected from a SSSI meadow within the NNR. 200m of mixed local species hedging has been planted alongside the approach track from the main road.
Moss Lane is the base from which Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR is managed.
There is mixed local species hedge planted around the car park at Fenn's and Whixall and a barn owl box erected there. Wildflower seed from a local hay meadow has been sewn around the visitor car park at Morris' Bridge, Whixall. During the restoration of newly acquired fields, locally sourced native braodleaves are being used during gapping up the hedges to increase their biodiversity (pictured left).