Furzebrook Heath

Part of the much larger Stoborough Heath national nature reserve. It is predominantly wet heathland and has very few well made paths.

 

Site Name Furzebrook Heath
Protection
  • National Nature Reserve
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
2
County Dorset
More Information
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S1003232…
Site Projects
Furzebrook Heath

Furzebrook Heath

50.656785306311, -2.1054899829515
National Nature Reserve, 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
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

10
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

10
B3

Calcareous Grassland

10
A2

Scrub

6
A1.2

Conifer Plantation

5
D1

Dwarf Shrub Heath

4
E1

Bog

4
D2

Wet Dwarf Shrub Heath

3
E2

Flush and Spring

3
H6

Sand Dunes

3
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

6
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

3
W23

Ulex europaeus - Rubus fruticosus (Gorse/Bramble) scrub

3
W12

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

2
W13

Taxus baccata [Yew] woodland
Yew is a very scarce species in Dorset

2
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

2
W22

Prunus spinosa - Rubus fruticosus [Blackthorn/Bramble] scrub

2
M15

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

2
M16

Erica tetralix - Sphagnum compactum [Cross-leaved heath/Compact Bog-moss] wet heath

2
Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
09-04-14

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The number of species recorded per species group:
Title No of Species Recorded
Flowering Plants 31
Insects & other inverts 11
Birds 3
Fungi & Lichen 3
Mammals 1