Bonsley Common

Noted for its bluebells but part of the common is a working coppice and beech and conifer plantation. Well worth a visit in spring for woodland flowers and singing birds.

 

Site Name Bonsley Common
Protection
  • Forestry
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://www.forestryengland.uk/bonsley-common
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Bonsley Common

Bonsley Common

50.880722232605, -2.2591698125486
Forestry
2
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
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

10
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

9
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

8
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
A2

Scrub

4
B2

Neutral Grassland

3
B3

Calcareous Grassland

3
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

3
C1

Bracken - continuous

1
E2

Flush and Spring

1
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
W08

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

9
W09

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

8
W10

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

7
W12

Fagus sylvatica - Mercurialis perennis [Beech/Dog's mercury] woodland

3
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

3
MG02

Arrhenatherum elatius - Filipendula ulmaria [False oat-grass/Meadowsweet] grassland

3
W07

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

3
W14

Fagus sylvatica - Rubus fruticosus [Beech/Bramble] woodland

2
W25

Rubus fruticosus - Pteridium aquilinum [Bramble/Bracken] underscrub

2
MG05

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

2
Site Diary
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10-04-11

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 28
Birds 14
Insects & other inverts 11
Non-flowering Plants 1