Durlston Country Park
The range of species present is a good guide to a site's overall biodiversity. This chart shows the number of species in the main species groups (mammals, reptiles, birds, etc,) that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!
This chart gives an indication of which type of birds (wader, raptor, warbler, etc) favour this site:
The vegetation present is a good guide to a site's habitat diversity. This chart shows the number of species linked with accepted habitat types that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!
Habitat(s) Extent Comment W3: Mixed Woodland Minority There are small amounts of woodland remaining from its earlier heritage SM: Mixed Scrub Partial Look amongst the scrub for whitethroat and other nesting warblers GC: Calcareous Grassland Significant The open downs are the best place to see orchids and other flowers SH: Hedgerow Scrub Minority The field hedgerows are nesting habitat for several species of birds BA: Arable farmland Partial Once arable farmland are now rich flower meadows BP: Parks, arboreta & gardens Minority The now abandoned gardens around the castle have some interesting plants and trees BB: Buildings, bridges and walls Minority Purbeck stone walls are good for lichen, mosses and ferns CCH: Hard Coastal Cliffs Partial The steep cliffs are ideal for many nesting sea birds
This chart shows the number of reports per month for this site:
This chart may give you an idea as to the best time of year to visit.
This chart shows which contributors are most active at this location: