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Biodiversity


Although, mainly, a plantation Marros south has many open areas with a variety of habitats and a surprising abundance of wildlife. Full systematic surveys for the different taxa will commence in April 2007. Eventually all taxa will be recorded annually and a full biodiversity management plan will be developed for the site.

Some of the species currently growing on, resident or visiting the site include: Numerous Fungi, Lichens, Pteridophytes & Bryophytes; a large Insect and Arachnid fauna, including 9 species of Odonata and numerous Lepidoptera. Bluebells are abundant on some areas of the site. Also recorded are: Bats, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, Raven, Buzzard, Woodpecker, Jay, Polecat, Stoat, Weasel, Wood Mouse, Bank Vole, Common Shrew, Common Frog, Common Toad, Common Lizard, Slow Worm, Grass Snake?, Adder and Otter.

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