The Shrewsbury branch have been passionate supporters of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust since 2018 and are corporate sponsors of the Trust. They’re also members of the Meres and Mosses networking group who support the restoration of the habitats of Fenn’s, Whixall, Bettisfield and Wem mosses in Shropshire.
The members of the branch spent their volunteer day with the Trust, building an otter holt at Underton, just outside Shrewsbury. And every member of the team contributed by preparing the land, cutting branches and trees to create a structure with the hope of attracting otters to surfacing from the local stream and use the holt.
Jemma Southall, Office Manager at Marsh Commercial in Shrewsbury said:
“A great day was had by all we have committed to returning again in the Spring to assist the Trust with further projects. Not only was this a great team building exercise but our opportunity to contribute towards preserving the wildlife around us.”
Stuart Edmunds, Communications Officer at Shropshire Wildlife Trust said:
“The team did an amazing job in constructing an artificial otter holt on the Mor Brook at Underton to provide suitable shelter for any passing otters. Otters depend on abundant places to shelter and are more likely to breed successfully if they have lots of options available. The resident otter has shown up on camera traps on the brook and a camera will record the first visit she makes to the holt.”