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Biss Wood

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Map of Biss Wood

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST87705670
Year established : 1987
Number of sections : 1
Altitude (m) : 43
Length (m) : 600
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Bare ground/woodland herb/grass mosaics of woodland rides, hedgebanks and green lanes
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 51.21 more
Small SkipperDeclining 9.98 more
Essex SkipperStable 2.64 more
Large SkipperDeclining 26.58 more
Dingy Skipper? 0.11 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.06 more
Clouded YellowStable 0.37 more
BrimstoneStable 22.36 more
Large WhiteStable 67.19 more
Small WhiteStable 32.22 more
Green-veined WhiteIncreasing 49.60 more
Orange-tipStable 21.47 more
Purple HairstreakStable 0.82 more
Small CopperStable 4.12 more
Brown ArgusStable 6.35 more
Common BlueStable 19.98 more
Holly BlueStable 1.01 more
White AdmiralStable 3.47 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.37 more
Painted LadyStable 1.56 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 6.94 more
PeacockStable 69.21 more
CommaStable 12.93 more
Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.03 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 96.31 more
Speckled WoodStable 106.37 more
Wall? 0.12 more
Marbled WhiteStable 12.21 more
GatekeeperStable 295.96 more
Meadow BrownStable 181.44 more
Small HeathDeclining 1 more
RingletIncreasing 155.16 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.