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To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

  • Durlston Country Park

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    Biodiversity Chart: 

    The range of species present is a good guide to a site's overall biodiversity. This chart shows the number of species in the main species groups (mammals, reptiles, birds, etc,) that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!

    Vegetation Distribution: 

    The vegetation present is a good guide to a site's habitat diversity. This chart shows the number of species linked with accepted habitat types that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!

    Habitat: 
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    W3: Mixed Woodland Minority There are small amounts of woodland remaining from its earlier heritage
    SM: Mixed Scrub Partial Look amongst the scrub for whitethroat and other nesting warblers
    GC: Calcareous Grassland Significant The open downs are the best place to see orchids and other flowers
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Minority The field hedgerows are nesting habitat for several species of birds
    BA: Arable farmland Partial Once arable farmland are now rich flower meadows
    BP: Parks, arboreta & gardens Minority The now abandoned gardens around the castle have some interesting plants and trees
    BB: Buildings, bridges and walls Minority Purbeck stone walls are good for lichen, mosses and ferns
    CCH: Hard Coastal Cliffs Partial The steep cliffs are ideal for many nesting sea birds
    Records per Species Group: 

    This chart shows the number of records in the database by species group.

    Monthly Record Count: 

    This chart shows the number of records per month for this site. This is cumulative since records started to be gathered in 2017:

    This chart may give you an idea as to the best time of year to visit but it is only a crude guide really! Although the totals are cumulative for all years you can filter to see the pattern in any particular year if you wish.