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Arienas Wood

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Map of Arienas Wood

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County : Scotland(Highland)
Gridref : NM680520
Year established : 1989
Number of sections : 15
Altitude (m) : 244
Length (m) : 2250
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Bracken dominated glades or hillsides
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Clouded Yellow? 0.07 more
Green-veined WhiteDeclining 6.17 more
Orange-tip? 0.17 more
Green HairstreakStable 10.65 more
Purple Hairstreak? 1.45 more
Common BlueStable 2.31 more
Red AdmiralStable 1.20 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 0.72 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 0.40 more
Peacock? 1.03 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryDeclining 92.77 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryIncreasing 13.10 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 47.01 more
Speckled WoodIncreasing 21.95 more
Scotch ArgusIncreasing 404.09 more
GraylingStable 0.97 more
Meadow BrownDeclining 13.09 more
Small HeathStable 32.22 more
Large HeathStable 1.26 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.