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  • Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve

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    Name of Location Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Information display
    OS Map Reference SY978916
    Aspect Detail
    Manager Dorset Wildlife Trust
    Manager RSPB
    Habitat(s) Extent Comment
    GN: Neutral Grassland Partial Much of the top end was once farm pasture.
    CS: Saltmarsh Significant The bay has extensive areas of saltmarsh
    SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial On the dryer areas of the shore
    CR: Reedbed Partial There is a large reed bed here

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

    SSSI Name Poole Harbour
    Primary Photo
    Description

    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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