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Rank Title Description Species total
51 TQ4335 (Forest Row, East Sussex)

The kilometre square just to the north of the village of Forest Row, mostly comprising Tablehurst Farm (organic) and Emerson College. There are small ghyll streams, several large ponds, clusters of Ancient Woodland, and meadow, as well as the old railway line (now the Forest Way) and the river Medway.

An ongoing project started 1 January 2015 by Forest Row natural history group.

52 Southerham Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Picturesque rolling downland with chalk grassland flowers and butterflies, set in a working livestock farm as part of the wider Lewes Downs area.


53 Daffern's Wood LNR

A newly designated Local Nature Reserve in Arley, North Warwickshire. Most of the reserve is ancient woodland but it includes some grassland with surrounding scrub.

54 Selwyns Wood Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

A mixture of woodland types with heathy glades and streams in East Sussex.

55 Hawk Conservancy Trust, Hants.

Home of the Hawk Conservancy Trust, a small charity focussed on raptor conservation.  Situated 4km to the west of Andover, Hampshire, the 9 hectare site is a mixture of woodland, grassland and wildflower meadow display areas.

56 Brickfield Meadow Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

A good example of an unimproved Wealden meadow. Tucked away by the village of Fairwarp in East Sussex, lies a small meadow rich in wildlife that has been managed in the traditional way without any agricultural improvement.

57 NWT Holme Dunes

The 281 hectare reserve is located on the Northwest Norfolk coast - 4 miles east of Hunstanton.  The site was brought by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust in 1965 and celebrates its 50 anniversery this year (2016).  The site is designated as part of the North Norfolk Coast SSSI on account of the intertidal sands and muds, saltmarshes, shingle banks and sand dunes.  There are extensive areas of brackish lagoons, freshwater pools, reedbeds and grazing marshes.

58 Pete Mella's garden, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

A suburban garden in Norton Lees, South Yorkshire (though technically in VC57, Derbyshire, due to old county boundaries).

Incluces species found in the house.

59 Chailey Warren Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

A tiny area of wet heath and Molinia mire surrounded by birch woodland. The site lies to the east of the much larger Chailey Common. There is no public access to this site.

60 Uig Hotel Grounds, Skye

This is where I work and live. Amongst other duties, I'm the maintenence guy and the gardener/groundskeeper, so I tend to see plenty of bits and bobs - everywhere from the loftspaces to beneath the floorboards when indoors, to the lawns, trees, woodshed and streams when outside. I've been here since December 2016.



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