Eversden and Wimpole Woods

Site details

UK map showing location of Eversden and Wimpole Woods Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Eversden and Wimpole Woods 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

Not applicable.

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

1308 Barbastelle  Barbastella barbastellus
The site comprises a mixture of ancient coppice woodland (Eversden Wood) and high forest woods likely to be of more recent origin (Wimpole Woods). A colony of barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus is associated with the trees in Wimpole Woods. These trees are used as a summer maternity roost where the female bats gather to give birth and rear their young. Most of the roost sites are within tree crevices. The bats also use the site as a foraging area. Some of the woodland is also used as a flight path when bats forage outside the site. 

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

Not applicable.


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