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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 SkipperStable 146.16 more
Essex Skipper? 0.11 more
Large SkipperDeclining 53.44 more
Dingy SkipperIncreasing 2.56 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.62 more
Clouded Yellow? 1.08 more
BrimstoneStable 54.94 more
Large WhiteStable 33.98 more
Small WhiteStable 24.34 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 51.21 more
Orange-tipStable 8.30 more
Green HairstreakStable 0.78 more
Brown HairstreakStable 3.46 more
Purple HairstreakStable 11.35 more
White-letter HairstreakStable 4.37 more
Small CopperStable 6.06 more
Small Blue? 0.15 more
Brown Argus? 1.03 more
Common BlueStable 19.87 more
Holly BlueStable 2.38 more
White AdmiralStable 2.75 more
Painted LadyStable 4.98 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 20.29 more
PeacockStable 28.72 more
CommaStable 20.89 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.07 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 55.86 more
Marsh FritillaryStable 0.95 more
Speckled WoodStable 208.36 more
Wall? 0.65 more
Marbled WhiteStable 159.89 more
GatekeeperStable 328.91 more
Meadow BrownStable 791.03 more
Small Heath? 0.29 more
RingletStable 278.80 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.

The UKBMS is run by  Butterfly Conservation (BC), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in partnership with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), and supported and steered by Forestry Commission (FC),  Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.