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Avon Heath Country Park South

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Map of Avon Heath Country Park South

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County : England(Dorset)
Gridref : SU12500150
Year established : 1996
Number of sections : 7
Altitude (m) : 33
Length (m) : 2525
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 SkipperStable 30.28 more
Small SkipperStable 34.80 more
Essex Skipper? 1 more
Large SkipperStable 18.75 more
Clouded YellowStable 0.68 more
BrimstoneStable 17.23 more
Large WhiteStable 17.04 more
Small WhiteStable 14.76 more
Green-veined WhiteIncreasing 1.14 more
Orange-tip? 0.59 more
Green HairstreakStable 5.34 more
Small CopperStable 15.26 more
Small Blue? 0.44 more
Silver-studded BlueStable 17.29 more
Brown ArgusStable 9.12 more
Common BlueDeclining 28.09 more
Holly BlueStable 2.32 more
White Admiral? 0.22 more
Purple Emperor? 0.32 more
Red AdmiralStable 16.12 more
Painted LadyStable 3.68 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 9.55 more
PeacockStable 23.32 more
CommaIncreasing 8.15 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.21 more
Speckled WoodIncreasing 9.10 more
Wall? 0.08 more
Marbled White? 0.54 more
GraylingStable 28.03 more
GatekeeperStable 208.44 more
Meadow BrownStable 298.53 more
Small HeathStable 45.15 more
Ringlet? 1.78 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.