Wareham Common - West

A walk around the Wareham Common SSSI to the west of the railway

Site Name Wareham Common - West
Protection
  • Open Access
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
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County Dorset
More Information
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1005800…
Site Projects Wareham Wanders 2022
Wareham Common - West

Wareham Common - West

50.69093, -2.12319
Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
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These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
F2

Water Margin & Inundation Vegetation

20
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

17
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

17
E3

Fen and carr

16
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

15
E2

Flush and Spring

15
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
H6

Sand Dunes

13
A2

Scrub

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
M23

Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture

27
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

23
MG05

Cynosurus cristatus - Centaurea nigra [Crested Dogs-tail/Black knapweed] grassland

21
M27

Filipendula ulmaria - Angelica sylvestris [Meadowsweet/Wild Angelica] mire

20
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

20
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

20
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

20
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

20
M24

Molinia caerulea - Cirsium dissectum [Purple Moor Grass/Meadow Thistle] fen meadow

19
M25

Molinia caerulea - Potentilla erecta [Purple Moor Grass/Tormentil] mire

18
Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
24-06-18

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21-04-19

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12-05-19

.]There is no additional information about this visit

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01-06-19

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28-07-20

Sunny today but that chilly, brisk breeze will not go away:

  • Our walk along the river started from the 'hospital' car park today
  • The resident swan couple have four lovely signets about half grown now
  • Various willowherb species undoubtedly flowers of the day
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14-08-20

Some respite from the heat today so a short walk on Wareham Common

  • The nationally scarce whorled caraway in flower and in good numbers
  • Good to see the north SSSI has not been cut as a dry hay meadow this year and that the later flowering damp meadow flowers are prospering
  • There seem to have been much less grazing of the north SSSI this year too
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The number of species recorded per species group: