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  • Brownsea Island

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    Name of Location Brownsea Island
    Highlights Over-wintering birds, Dragonflies and damselflies, Views, Migrating Birds, Family outings
    • Entrance charges apply
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Viewing hides and shelters
    • Seats around the site
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Guided walks and events
    OS Map Reference SZ028878
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    W3: Mixed Woodland Partial Conifers have been planted here but there are also broad-leaf trees amongst them
    FL: Lakes and reservoirs Minority A lake made during mineral extraction sits in the centre of the reserve
    FF: Fen and carr Partial There is an excellent example of fen and carr within the reserve
    CL: Saline Lagoon Significant The saline lagoon forms a significant part of the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve

    This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

    SSSI Name Poole Harbour
    Primary Photo

    Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world, a very high proportion of its area comprising intertidal marshes and mudflats. These, together with the permanent channels, support large numbers of wintering wildfowl and waders, for which Poole Harbour has national and international significance. Fringing habitats of heathland, grassland and the islands provide additional interests, in turn supporting further scarce and restricted flora and fauna. Several rare marine invertebrates also occur within the harbour.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes Poole Harbour is internationally important for birds and for wildlife as a whole so no wonder it is an SSSI.

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