Bee`s Nest and Green Clay Pits

Site details

UK map showing location of Bee`s Nest and Green Clay Pits Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Bee`s Nest and Green Clay Pits SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1166 Great crested newt  Triturus cristatus
The site encompasses a series of silica sand pits supporting a complex mosaic of acidic and calcareous grassland, with small areas of heathland communities. There are also areas of open water, flushes and communities of disturbed ground. Great crested newts Triturus cristatus occur in a number of ponds on site, which vary in size, profile and vegetation cover.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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