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Acharn Hill

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Map of Acharn Hill

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County : Scotland(Highland)
Gridref : NM51806910
Year established : 1988
Number of sections : 15
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 1720
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Bracken dominated glades or hillsides
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Green-veined White? 4.57 more
Green HairstreakStable 12.08 more
Common Blue? 1.29 more
Red Admiral? 0.35 more
Painted Lady? 0.19 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 0.50 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 24.17 more
Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.98 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 15.27 more
Speckled Wood? 0.74 more
Scotch ArgusStable 239.65 more
Grayling? 0.19 more
Meadow BrownDeclining 33.72 more
Small HeathStable 41.92 more
Large Heath? 1.07 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.