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A Guide to Dorset Habitats

The various habitat types found in Dorset, where to find them and the species associated with those habitats.


In this simple guide to the habitats of Dorset I have grouped habitat types into seven 'classes' and then subdivided them further within each class into types. For each type I have tried to identify the natures reserves in the county where that habitat type occurs and also to try and identify species most likely to be found within that habitat type. This work has been done using a combination of my record gathering in the county along with several excellent text books and guides (these are listed in the bibliography which can be found in the resources section of the Nature of Dorset ).


 Caution! This section of the Nature of Dorset is currently under construction and may be incomplete or not totally accurate in places. It is, however, otherwise safe to use.

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