Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

The information for this site was contributed by the late, and greatly missed, JOHN WRIGHT as part of the SANDFORD HERITAGE PROJECT year of nature recording.

 

Site Name Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)
Protection
  • Amphibian & Reptile Conservation
  • Site of Scientific Interest
Interest
5
County Dorset
More Information https://www.arc-trust.org/great-ovens
SSSI https://designatedsites.naturalengland.org.uk/SiteDetail.aspx?SiteCode=S2000103…
Site Projects
Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

50.710026011494, -2.1059191365193
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
5
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

20
H6

Sand Dunes

19
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

15
E3

Fen and carr

15
H8

Maritime cliff and slope

15
B3

Calcareous Grassland

14
E2

Flush and Spring

14
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

14
A2

Scrub

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
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

22
W09

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

21
W10

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

19
MG05

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

17
M15

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

14
W07

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

14
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

13
CG10

Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris - Thymus polythricus [Sheeps Fescue/Common Bent/Wild Thyme] grassland

12
CG03

Bromopsis erecta [Upright Brome] grassland

10
CG06

Helictotrichon pubescens [Downy Oat-grass] grassland

10
The number of species recorded per species group: