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Avon Gorge (old)

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Map of Avon Gorge (old)

The map shows you the route that this butterfly transect follows.


County : England(Avon)
Gridref : ST550730
Year established : 1976
Number of sections : 11
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Broad habitat : Mature broadleaved woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small Skipper? 56 more
Small Skipper? 56 more
Large Skipper? 47 more
Dingy Skipper? 5 more
Brimstone? 122 more
Large White? 82 more
Small White? 234 more
Green-veined White? 551 more
Orange-tip? 70 more
Purple Hairstreak? 90 more
White-letter Hairstreak? 113 more
Small Copper? 58 more
Brown Argus? 15 more
Common Blue? 401 more
Holly Blue? 51 more
Red Admiral? 33 more
Painted Lady?   more
Small Tortoiseshell? 101 more
Peacock? 157 more
Comma? 66 more
High Brown Fritillary? 2 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 8 more
Speckled Wood? 1102 more
Wall? 21 more
Marbled White? 2 more
Gatekeeper? 350 more
Meadow Brown? 326 more
Ringlet? 20 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.

Links to counts

1976


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.