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Aberlady Bay

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Map of Aberlady Bay

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County : Scotland(East Lothian)
Gridref : NT465815
Year established : 2007
Number of sections : 12
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 3924
Width (m) : 10
Broad habitat : Coastal dune grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small Skipper? 12.78 more
Large White? 14.58 more
Small White? 5.31 more
Green-veined White? 104.28 more
Orange-tip? 16.12 more
Small CopperStable 5.91 more
Common BlueStable 182.62 more
Painted Lady? 7.72 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 4.90 more
Peacock? 15.71 more
Comma? 1.21 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 49.16 more
Speckled Wood? 9 more
Wall? 1 more
Meadow Brown? 520.26 more
Small HeathDeclining 248.77 more
RingletDeclining 205.51 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.