Black Hill Down

Aspect Detail
Habitat Downland and Escarpment
Geology Chalk
Manager Open Access
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Area Western Dorset
Notes: 

A chalk ridge running south from Cerne Abbas with lots of flowers and butterfles.

Top 10 Species: 
Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
Fragrant Orchid Gymnadenia conopsea SSSI Notification
5
Small Blue Cupido minimus SSSI Notification
5
Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas aurinia SSSI Notification
5
Fly Orchid Ophrys insectifera SSSI Notification
4
Frog Orchid Coeloglossum viride SSSI Notification
4
Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon SSSI Notification
4
Clustered Bellflower Campanula glomerata SSSI Notification
3
Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera SSSI Notification
3
Harebell Campanula rotundifolia SSSI Notification
3
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi SSSI Notification
3

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Resources: 
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SSSI Details: 
SSSI Name Black Hill Down
Interest Biological
Schedule Link View schedule on Natural England database
Citation Link View full Natural England citation
My Notes
Map Reference: 
SU146026
Location Map: 

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Statistics: 
Name of reserve or wildlife hot-spot Black Hill Down
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