Moreton Heath

Once Forestry Commission plantation this area is now being restored to Dorset heathland and is already showing positive signs of recovery.

 

Site Name Moreton Heath
Protection
  • Forestry
Interest
3
County Dorset
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Moreton Heath

Moreton Heath

50.714984851946, -2.2745971318881
Forestry
3
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

18
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

14
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
A2

Scrub

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

10
H6

Sand Dunes

10
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
E2

Flush and Spring

9
E3

Fen and carr

9
B5

Marsh/marshy Grassland

8
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
MG05

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

15
W10

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

15
W07

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

13
W08

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

12
M23

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

12
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

11
W09

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

11
W04

Betula pubescens - Molinia caerulea [Downy Birch/Purple Moor Grass] woodland

9
M24

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

8
M25

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

8
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Site Diary
Project:
Diary Date Sort descending Notes Project Click for records and photos
14-06-08

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The number of species recorded per species group: