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Map of Park Bottom

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST95303740
Year established : 1997
Number of sections : 12
Altitude (m) : 122
Length (m) : 1125
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Dry semi/unimproved (flower rich) chalk/limestone grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperDeclining 50.37 more
Small SkipperStable 44.93 more
Essex SkipperStable 4.13 more
Large SkipperStable 4.31 more
Dingy SkipperStable 5.03 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 5.63 more
Clouded YellowStable 20.55 more
BrimstoneStable 69.58 more
Large WhiteStable 53.03 more
Small WhiteStable 194.85 more
Green-veined WhiteDeclining 25.76 more
Orange-tipIncreasing 8.73 more
Green Hairstreak? 1.41 more
Purple HairstreakStable 1.24 more
Small CopperStable 32.63 more
Small BlueStable 7.55 more
Brown ArgusStable 30.43 more
Common BlueStable 123.47 more
Chalk Hill BlueStable 22 more
Adonis BlueStable 84.70 more
Holly Blue? 3.12 more
Duke of Burgundy? 1.63 more
Red AdmiralStable 13.81 more
Painted LadyStable 7.02 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 102.17 more
PeacockDeclining 44.57 more
CommaStable 4.11 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 3.54 more
Silver-washed FritillaryIncreasing 5.55 more
Marsh Fritillary? 1.22 more
Speckled WoodDeclining 16.75 more
WallStable 1.97 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 111.94 more
GatekeeperDeclining 110.09 more
Meadow BrownStable 783.83 more
Small HeathStable 161.66 more
RingletStable 95.12 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.