Adder

Common Name Adder
Alternative Name Viper
Scientific Name Vipera berus
Family Snakes
Interest
4
Description An occasional species of the heaths and scrub  
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
22-02-22 Adder: Summin it up ...

Male - darker colour and more distinctive markings

Female - brownish colouring

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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Bourne Valley Local Nature Reserve (Talbot Heath)

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath

Dorset Council, Local Nature Reserve
5

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Townsend Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Studland Heath National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Alder Hills Nature Reserve

BCP Council, Local Nature Reserve
2

Upton Heath Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Wareham Forest (Great Ovens)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Middlebere Heath

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Bestwall Marsh

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
5
This is the number of sites per recording area where I have found this species. Click/tap any area to see a list of the sites within that area:
Recording Area Number of Sites
1
BCP Reserves 3
Purbeck Coast 3
Purbeck Heaths 4
South Dorset 2
Wareham District 2
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description