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Ebbor Gorge

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Map of Ebbor Gorge

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County : England(Somerset)
Gridref : ST52804880
Year established : 1976
Number of sections : 8
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 2294
Width (m) : 10
Broad habitat : Mature broadleaved woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small SkipperStable 4.30 more
Large SkipperStable 2.50 more
Dingy Skipper? 0.05 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.05 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.09 more
BrimstoneStable 33.61 more
Large WhiteDeclining 35.74 more
Small WhiteDeclining 23.80 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 118.26 more
Orange-tipStable 29.11 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.05 more
Brown Hairstreak? 0.02 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.11 more
White-letter Hairstreak? 0.23 more
Small CopperStable 2.11 more
Small Blue? 0.18 more
Brown ArgusStable 2.52 more
Common BlueStable 10.20 more
Chalk Hill Blue? 0.08 more
Holly BlueStable 3.84 more
Red AdmiralIncreasing 10.64 more
Painted LadyStable 0.89 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 6.24 more
Large Tortoiseshell? 4 more
PeacockStable 31.86 more
CommaStable 12.25 more
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.02 more
High Brown Fritillary? 0.07 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.02 more
Silver-washed FritillaryIncreasing 6.44 more
Speckled WoodStable 82.60 more
WallDeclining 0.58 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 18.53 more
Grayling? 0.09 more
GatekeeperStable 30.78 more
Meadow BrownIncreasing 228.31 more
Small HeathDeclining 0.89 more
RingletIncreasing 34.09 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.


The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme is organized and funded by Butterfly Conservation (BC), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.