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KAC towpath, Bradford-on-Avon

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Map of KAC towpath, Bradford-on-Avon

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST82805970
Year established : 1980
Number of sections : 5
Altitude (m) : 52
Length (m) : 500
Width (m) : -1
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 Skipper? 0.15 more
Small SkipperDeclining 0.57 more
Large SkipperDeclining 2.58 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.11 more
BrimstoneStable 5.73 more
Large WhiteStable 16.89 more
Small WhiteDeclining 21.76 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 35.61 more
Orange-tipStable 10.91 more
Green Hairstreak? 0 more
Small CopperDeclining 0.29 more
Common BlueDeclining 0.69 more
Holly BlueIncreasing 2.77 more
Red AdmiralIncreasing 4.92 more
Painted Lady? 0.17 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 7.33 more
PeacockDeclining 3.06 more
CommaIncreasing 10.45 more
Speckled WoodStable 58.40 more
Wall? 0.18 more
Marbled White? 0.05 more
GatekeeperDeclining 24.73 more
Meadow BrownStable 4.89 more
RingletStable 1.46 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.