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Avon Heath Country Park North

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Map of Avon Heath Country Park North

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County : England(Dorset)
Gridref : SU12700370
Year established : 1997
Number of sections : 13
Altitude (m) : 29
Length (m) : 5295
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Wet and dry heathland/ dry heather moorland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small Skipper? 25.67 more
Small SkipperStable 10.52 more
Essex Skipper? 1.49 more
Large SkipperStable 13.97 more
Dingy Skipper? 0.73 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.41 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.74 more
BrimstoneStable 6.48 more
Large WhiteDeclining 31.38 more
Small WhiteStable 19.35 more
Green-veined White? 0.70 more
Orange-tip? 0.93 more
Green HairstreakStable 2.53 more
Purple Hairstreak?   more
Small CopperStable 11.16 more
Small Blue?   more
Silver-studded BlueStable 22.88 more
Brown Argus? 1.46 more
Common BlueStable 15.26 more
Holly BlueStable 1.19 more
White Admiral? 0.22 more
Red AdmiralStable 16.39 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 5.93 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 7.24 more
PeacockStable 18.87 more
CommaStable 2.13 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 1.24 more
Speckled WoodIncreasing 18.25 more
Wall? 1 more
Marbled White? 0.10 more
Grayling? 4.41 more
GatekeeperStable 66.73 more
Meadow BrownStable 82.79 more
Small HeathStable 5.40 more
Ringlet? 0.37 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.