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Powerstock Common and Wytherston Farm

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

SSSI Name Powerstock Common and Wytherston Farm
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Powerstock Common and Wytherston Farm is of special scientific interest by reason of its oak Quercus robur, ash Fraxinus excelsior and alder Alnus glutinosa woodland, acid, neutral and calcareous grassland, fen meadow and rush pasture, rare and scarce invertebrates; rare and scarce lower plants, dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius and a population of great crested newts Triturus cristatus at the south-western edge of their range. 

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes Not all of this SSSI is accessible but the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve at Powerstock common provides everything a nature enthusiast could want!

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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
Powerstock Common Nature Reserve

Varied habitat that creates a wonderful environment for flowers and insects in spring right through until late autumn.