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Garston Wood (RSPB)

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Map of Garston Wood (RSPB)

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County : England(Dorset)
Gridref : SU00201910
Year established : 1990
Number of sections : 9
Altitude (m) : 125
Length (m) : 2155
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Mature broadleaved woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small SkipperStable 0.38 more
Large SkipperDeclining 2.16 more
Dingy Skipper? 1 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.34 more
Wood White? 0.09 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.03 more
BrimstoneStable 28.54 more
Large WhiteStable 23.77 more
Small WhiteIncreasing 38.45 more
Green-veined WhiteIncreasing 7.17 more
Orange-tipStable 8.81 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.05 more
Purple HairstreakDeclining 0.45 more
Small Copper? 0.07 more
Common Blue? 0.14 more
Chalk Hill Blue? 0.10 more
Holly BlueStable 2.28 more
White AdmiralIncreasing 2.87 more
Red AdmiralStable 5.37 more
Painted LadyStable 0.46 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 0.41 more
PeacockDeclining 15.56 more
CommaStable 4.60 more
Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.07 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 60.39 more
Speckled WoodStable 114.83 more
Marbled White? 0.18 more
GatekeeperDeclining 13.85 more
Meadow BrownStable 55.09 more
Small Heath? 0.04 more
RingletStable 33.11 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.