Trust aims to bring back rare birds to Staffordshire

The trust hopes to turn the quarry into a nature reserve with a large reed bed, to encourage bitterns to breed

The trust hopes to turn the quarry into a nature reserve with a large reed bed, to encourage bitterns to breed

A wildlife trust is aiming to bring back rare bitterns to Staffordshire by spending £25,000 on buying a quarry.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust wants to buy 130-acre (5.2 sq km) Tucklesholme Quarry, near Barton-under-Needwood, and turn it into a nature reserve.

So far the trust, which has been fundraising since early November, has raised £18,000 for the project. Continue reading