Chawridge Bourne
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of SearchBerkshire
Grid referenceSU 894 736[1]
InterestBiological
Area9.4 hectares (23 acres)[1]
Notification1983[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Chawridge Bourne is a 9.4-hectare (23-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Berkshire.[1][2] Part of the site is a 5-hectare (12-acre) nature reserve called Chawridge Bank, which is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.[3]

Ecology

This linear site is named after the stream called Chawridge Bourne, which runs through it. Half of it is unimproved grassland, which is managed by sheep grazing. There are also areas of scrub and broadleaved woodland. On the east side there is an ancient parish boundary hedge which has diverse tree flora.[4]

Fauna

The site has the following animals[4][5]

Mammals

Birds

Invertebrates

Flora

The site has the following flora:[4][6]

Trees

Plants

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Chawridge Bourne". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Chawridge Bourne". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Chawridge Bank". Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Chawridge Bourne citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  5. ^ Opening Times. "Chawridge Bank | Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust". Bbowt.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  6. ^ "Condition of SSSI Units for Site Chawridge Bourne SSSI". Natural england. Retrieved 2017-03-15.

Coordinates: 51°27′18″N 00°42′54″W / 51.45500°N 0.71500°W / 51.45500; -0.71500