Location rankings

Rank Title Description Species total
11 Northwich Community Woodlands

A variety of habitats including broad-leaved and coniferous woodland, unimproved grassland, scrub, open water in the form of several ponds, wader lagoons and mere

12 Iping & Stedham Commons Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Iping & Stedham Commons offer some of the best that this scarce heathland habitat can offer. A great deal of early succesional management is carried out that greatly benefits invertebrates.

13 Bushy Park 2700
14 Jennifer Owen's Leicester garden

The subject of a famous inventory study over 30 years (1972 - 2001) involving many expert naturalists and published by Owen, J. (2010). Wildlife of a garden. A thirty-year study. Peterborough: Royal Horticultural Society. Despite all that effort, Owen recognised that her garden list was still far from complete and estimated, quite reasonably, that the insect list alone could exceed 10,000 given enough recording over enough time. The garden itself is "nothing special".

15 Horsey, Norfolk TG4523

A 1 km square at Horsey in East Norfolk, about half a mile from the coast. Mainly arable but with some small woodlands, hedges and brackish broadland dykes. Mostly private so all recording is done in about 5% of the area of the 1 km square.

16 Hedgecourt SSSI

A tiny site of flooded woodland, reedbed and open water on the West Sussex-Surrey border, sometimes bearing resemblance to the everglades after heavy rain! 

17 Sapcote Parish, Leicestershire

Rural parish in Leicestershire. Details at naturespot.org.uk/parish/sapcote .

18 The Nunnery (BTO HQ, Thetford)

The grounds of the BTO's headquarters in Thetford, including alder carr, birch woodland, the river Little Ouse, a series of fishing lakes, some flood meadows and small areas of Breck grassland. Most records from BTO staff, with occasional contributions from visitors. Lots still to discover clearly, current species total very much a work in progress.

19 Woods Mill Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Woods Mill is the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. The nature reserve provides a peaceful setting comprising coppice woodland, meadows, big hedgerows and a large reed-fringed pond.

20 Burton & Chingford Ponds LNR

A microcosm of different habitats within one site - various woodland, carr, wet heath, bog, acid grassland and two large ponds. Jointly managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust and West Sussex County Council.



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