Radipole Lake Nature Reserve
Extensive reed beds, open water and scrapes at the mouth of the River Wey that always has something of interest to offer.
|Site Name||Radipole Lake Nature Reserve|
|Radipole Lake Nature Reserve|
Nathusius' pipistrelle bat discovered in Weymouth - The rare Nathusius' pipistrelle bat has recently been discovered in Weymouth and the RSPB want to find out if they are breeding in the area. To do this a number of bat breeding bosex are going to be up at the RSPB Radipole Lake reserve in March and they will be monitored throughout the year for breeding Nathusius' pipistrelles. If they are found to be breeding at Radipole, this will be only the 8th known maternity roost in the country.
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Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland
Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland
Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture
Filipendula ulmaria - Angelica sylvestris [Meadowsweet/Wild Angelica] mire
Molinia caerulea - Cirsium dissectum [Purple Moor Grass/Meadow Thistle] fen meadow
Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland
Molinia caerulea - Potentilla erecta [Purple Moor Grass/Tormentil] mire
Juncus subnodulosus - Cirsium palustre [Blunt-flowered Rush/Marsh Thistle] fen meadow
Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland
Alnus glutinosa - Urtica dioica [Alder/common nettle] woodland