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Bugdens Copse and Meadow

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

SSSI Name Bugdens Copse and Meadow
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The site comprising Bugdens Copse and the adjoining meadows lies within the urban setting of Verwood on soils derived from the Bagshot Beds. Bugdens Copse is, in part, of ancient origin and the meadows too appear to have been established for a considerable period, a fact reflected by their rich floristic composition. Many species present are now only found in such old grassland communities which are now uncommon both nationally and in Dorset

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Being in the middle of Verwood it is easy to dismiss this SSSI as just a park and dog walking area for the locals. It is much more than that if you take a closer look although the meadow is difficult to access.

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Bugdens Copse and Meadow Nature Reserves

A remnant of ancient woodland in the middle of Verwood with good access for wheelchair uses.