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Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve
Name of Location Rodden Hive and Herbury Gore Nature Reserve Highlights Over-wintering birds Diversity Average (100-150 species) Facilities
- Some parking nearby
- No visitor facilities
OS Map Reference SY605822Ten Top Species: Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis Present 30/07/20113 Harvestman (P opilio) Phalangium opilio Present 30/07/20113 Garden Tiger Arctia caja Present 30/07/20113 Winter Heliotrope Petasites fragrans Present 26/02/20103 Hoverfly (E tenax) Eristalis tenax Several 30/07/20113 Common Gull Larus canus Winter visitor 26/02/20103 Raven Corvus corax Overhead 26/02/20103 Hemlock Conium maculatum Present 30/07/20113 Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Present 26/02/20103 Wall (Brown) Lasiommata megera Several 30/07/20113 Habitat(s) Extent Comment SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial There are hedges and rough scrubby margins BA: Arable farmland Partial The route to the Fleet and around the edge is mainly farmland CL: Saline Lagoon Significant This lies alongside the Fleet
This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
SSSI Name Chesil and the Fleet Primary Photo Description
Nature and Geological Conservation Review site. Fleet designated a wetland of international importance under the Ransar Convention and a Special Protection Area under EEC Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409). Part of the SSSI lies within the West Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it lies wholly within the West Dorset Heritage Coast. The SSSI includes the Fleet Sanctuary Nature Reserve, the Dorset Trust for Nature Conservation West Bexington Reserve, and part of the National Trust’s Limekiln and Labour-inVain Farm. It is contiguous with the West Dorset Coast SSSI, the Portland Coast SSSI and the proposed Portland Harbour SSSI. Site boundary amended by extension and deletion. Part of the site previously and separately notified as Cogden Farm and Beach.
Interest Biological Status Now Featured on NoD My Notes The SSSI stretches some way along the coast line here and the Fleet and its inner coast can be accessed from several points, indeed the South West Coastal path runs along its complete length.