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Ardley Quarry

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Map of Ardley Quarry

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County : England(Oxfordshire)
Gridref : SP53602730
Year established : 2003
Number of sections : 4
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 957
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Dry scrub/shrub thickets
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small SkipperStable 0.83 more
Essex Skipper? 0.23 more
Large SkipperStable 9.02 more
Dingy Skipper? 0.40 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 1.44 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.43 more
BrimstoneStable 31.80 more
Large WhiteStable 51.30 more
Small WhiteStable 59.67 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 12.48 more
Orange-tipStable 6.10 more
Green HairstreakStable 1.12 more
Small CopperStable 2.06 more
Small Blue? 0 more
Brown ArgusStable 4.37 more
Common BlueStable 92.36 more
Holly BlueStable 1.55 more
Painted Lady? 0.90 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 6.43 more
PeacockStable 23.81 more
CommaStable 4.94 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.21 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 0.82 more
Speckled WoodStable 28.43 more
Wall? 0.10 more
Marbled WhiteStable 60.71 more
GatekeeperDeclining 113.29 more
Meadow BrownStable 181.64 more
Small HeathStable 5.21 more
RingletStable 116.69 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.