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Aston Brickyard Plantation

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Map of Aston Brickyard Plantation

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County : England(Derbyshire)
Gridref : SK41403050
Year established : 2000
Number of sections : 1
Altitude (m) : 43
Length (m) : 1000
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Bare ground/weed communities of post industrial sites e.g. quarries/pits/road/rail/landfill sites
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 31 more
Small SkipperStable 30.19 more
Essex SkipperStable 4.94 more
Large SkipperStable 5.75 more
BrimstoneStable 6.94 more
Large WhiteStable 56.51 more
Small WhiteStable 54.40 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 25.99 more
Orange-tipStable 11.80 more
White-letter HairstreakStable 3.50 more
Small CopperStable 2.12 more
Brown ArgusStable 7.93 more
Common BlueDeclining 47.33 more
Holly BlueStable 7.88 more
Red AdmiralStable 10.59 more
Painted LadyStable 1.17 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 7.29 more
PeacockIncreasing 33.34 more
CommaStable 17.47 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 1 more
Speckled WoodStable 38.58 more
Wall? 0.12 more
GatekeeperDeclining 124.56 more
Meadow BrownDeclining 198.85 more
RingletIncreasing 152.87 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.