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    Name of Location Parley Common Nature Reserve
    Highlights
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    OS Map Reference SU091005
    Aspect Detail
    Area Conurbation Area
    Manager Local Authorities
    Geology Poole Basin
    Ten Top Species: 
    Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
    Marsh Gentian Gentiana pneumonanthe SSSI Notification
    5
    Heath Grasshopper Chorthippus vagans SSSI Notification
    5
    Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis SSSI Notification
    5
    Smooth Snake Coronella austriaca SSSI Notification
    5
    Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus Recorded by others
    4
    Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata SSSI Notification
    4
    Cyperus Sedge Carex pseudocyperus Present 09/08/2013
    4
    Tutsan Hypericum androsaemum Present 09/08/2013
    4
    Meadow Grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus Present 09/08/2013
    3
    Grayling Hipparchia semele Plentiful 09/08/2013
    3

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

    SSSI Name Parley Common
    Primary Photo
    Description

    Parley Common, although only a small part of the original extensive heathland between the Moors River and the River Stour, retains much of the outstanding interest which has made the site famous for over one hundred years. Many of the characteristic and rare species associated with Dorset Heathlands are recorded, whilst the rich invertebrate fauna reveals interesting affinities with the heaths of the New Forest.

    Interest Biological
    Status Now Featured on NoD
    My Notes The SSSI area includes Parley Wood which I have not yet visited.

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