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Alners Gorse

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Map of Alners Gorse

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County : England(Dorset)
Gridref : ST73601000
Year established : 2005
Number of sections : 9
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 1727
Width (m) : 10
Broad habitat : Seasonally wet and wet marshy grasslands
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small Skipper? 164.72 more
Essex Skipper? 0.20 more
Large SkipperDeclining 64.57 more
Dingy Skipper? 1.60 more
Grizzled Skipper? 1.30 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.19 more
Brimstone? 46.35 more
Large WhiteStable 28.67 more
Small WhiteStable 18.71 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 44.40 more
Orange-tipStable 8.71 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.78 more
Brown HairstreakStable 3.32 more
Purple Hairstreak? 8.03 more
White-letter HairstreakStable 4.23 more
Small CopperStable 8.36 more
Small Blue? 0.44 more
Brown Argus? 3.24 more
Common BlueStable 21.03 more
Holly Blue? 2.46 more
White Admiral? 3.14 more
Red AdmiralStable 13.72 more
Painted LadyStable 6.28 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 14.06 more
PeacockStable 25.72 more
CommaStable 23.28 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.12 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 54.20 more
Marsh Fritillary? 0.81 more
Speckled WoodStable 208.35 more
Wall Brown? 2.04 more
Marbled WhiteStable 162.16 more
GatekeeperStable 356.54 more
Meadow Brown? 892.25 more
Small Heath? 0.41 more
RingletStable 332.09 more

This table shows the species that have been recorded on this site. Where sufficient data is available, trends in abundance are assessed and colonisation/extinction events are identified. Click on 'more' to see a plot of abundance through time for each species. See green question mark above for more details.