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  • Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve

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    Name of Location Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Information display
    OS Map Reference SY978916
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Ten Top Species: 
    Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
    Parsley Water-dropwort Oenanthe lachenalii Local 16/08/2017
    Slender Rush Juncus tenuis Occasional 16/10/2012
    Grayling Hipparchia semele Present 16/08/2017
    Western Gorse Ulex gallii Occasional 16/10/2012
    Hoverfly (E tenax) Eristalis tenax Present 16/10/2012
    Marble gall Andricus kollari Local 16/08/2017
    Hoverfly (H pendulus) Helophilus pendulus Present 16/10/2012
    Bucks-horn Plantain Plantago coronopus Scarce 16/08/2017
    Large Bindweed Calystegia silvatica Occasional 16/10/2012
    Greater Sea-spurrey Spergularia media Local 16/08/2017
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    CS: Saltmarsh Significant The bay has extensive areas of saltmarsh
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial On the dryer areas of the shore
    CR: Reedbed Partial There is a large reed bed here

    This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

    SSSI Name Poole Harbour
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    Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, a very high proportion of its area comprising intertidal marshes and mudflats. These, together with the permanent channels, support large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, for which Poole Harbour has national and international significance. Fringing habitats of heathland, grassland and the islands provide additional interests, in turn supporting further scarce and restricted flora and fauna. Several rare marine invertebrates also occur within the harbour.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes Poole Harbour is internationally important for birds and for wildlife as a whole so no wonder it is an SSSI.

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