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Astonbury Wood

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Map of Astonbury Wood

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County : England(Hertfordshire)
Gridref : TL27602160
Year established : 1997
Number of sections : 15
Altitude (m) : 78
Length (m) : 1600
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Small man made woodlands
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small Skipper? 2 more
Essex Skipper? 8 more
Large Skipper? 11 more
Brimstone? 10 more
Large White? 73 more
Small White? 159 more
Orange-tip? 12 more
Purple Hairstreak? 1 more
Small Copper? 3 more
Common Blue? 5 more
Holly Blue? 2 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 125 more
Peacock? 144 more
Comma? 33 more
Wall? 39 more
Gatekeeper? 56 more
Meadow Brown? 202 more
Ringlet? 13 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.

Links to counts


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.