Ferndown Common

A surprisingly large area of dry heathland that has escaped the development around it and is now part of the Great Heaths Project.

 
 

Site Name Ferndown Common
Protection
  • Open Access
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferndown_Common
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1001454…
Site Projects
Ferndown Common

Ferndown Common

50.799342345964, -1.9067375410736
Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
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
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

17
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

15
A2

Scrub

12
B3

Calcareous Grassland

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
H6

Sand Dunes

8
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

7
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
B2

Neutral Grassland

5
E1

Bog

5
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
W10

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

8
MG05

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

6
H03

Ulex minor - Agrostis curtisii [Dwarf gorse/Bristle bent] heath

5
H04

Ulex gallii - Agrostis curtisii [Western gorse/Bristle bent] heath

5
M15

Trichophorum germanicum - Erica tetralix [Deer-grass/Cross-leaved heath] wet heath

5
H02

Calluna vulgaris - Ulex minor [Ling/Dwarf gorse] heath

4
W16

Quercus - Betula - Deschampsia flexuosa [Oak/Birch/Wavy Hair-grass] woodland

4
W08

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

4
W09

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

4
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

4
Site Notables
Site Diary
Diary Date Notes Project Click for records and photos
02-09-15

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The number of species recorded per species group: