The largest lowland raised mire in Britain, with associated heathland, birch woodland, willow carr, fen meadows, and on the western edge, a colliery spoil heap and saline ditches and pools. SSSI, SPA for nightjar, SAC for recovering cut-over mire, Ramsar site. Serious recording on the site goes back to the 1820s, and accelerated as the Moors came under threat from drainage, peat cutting and, in the 1960s, fuel ash dumping and an airport. All the threats were eventually overcome, and the bulk of the site is now owned and managed by Natural England, with land in the east owned by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
I've taken the broadest definition of the site, including Thorne Waste, Goole Moors, Snaith & Cowick Moors, Rawcliffe Moors and Crowle Moors (about 80% of the latter is in Lincolnshire). These areas are generally named from the parish which had peat-cutting rights; but the site is a single contiguous peatland. I've not included Hatfield Moors, abotu 5km to the south, which is a seprate raised mire with different geology and additional non-peat habitats. The two together form the Humberhead Peatlands NNR.
This is a work in progress. Most of the initial lists are taken from published lists, some of which are over 25 years old, so wlll be incomplete. They are almost all taken from the publications and online checklists of the Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum. Sources used so far:
Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish: checklists at www.thmcf.org/moorschecklists.htm
Invertebrates: Skidmore, P., 2006, An inventory of the invertebrates of Thorne and Hatfield Moors. 166pp. Thorne & Hatfield Moors Monograph no. 2.
Vascular flora and bryophytes: Macdonald, I,& Wall, C. 2014. Thorne Moors: a botanical survey. Thorne & Hatfield Moors Monograph no. 3. (This volume largely covers speceis recorded in 2010-2012; historical records will roughly double the species list for vascular plants)
Charophytes: Limbert, M. 1987, Charophytes from Thorne Moors, Thorne Moors Papers, 1, 86-87
Lichens: Eversham, B.C. 1987. An annotated list of Thorne Moors lichens. Thorne Moors Papers, 1., 77-85, updated from my own records.
Fungi: Taylor, R., 1987. Mycological records from Thorne Moors. Thorne Moors Papers, 1, 64-76.