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Durlston Country ParkBiodiversity 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 birdsRecords 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.