Max Bog

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Max Bog
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Max Bog.jpg
Max Bog is located in Somerset
Max Bog
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Avon
Grid reference ST406574
Coordinates 51°18′47″N 2°51′10″W / 51.3131°N 2.8529°W / 51.3131; -2.8529Coordinates: 51°18′47″N 2°51′10″W / 51.3131°N 2.8529°W / 51.3131; -2.8529
Interest Biological
Area 10.6 hectares (0.106 km2; 0.041 sq mi)
Notification 1988 (1988)
Natural England website

Max Bog is a 10.6 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Somerset, notified in 1988.

The site is owned by North Somerset Council and managed by the Avon Wildlife Trust for the range of wetland plants that it supports. There is no access without a permit.

Ecology[edit]

Marsh Helleborine occurs here and nowhere else in Avon.[1] Lesser Butterfly-orchid and Fragrant Orchid also occur here, and at only one other Avon site each.[2] It is also home to Yellow Rattle, Meadow Sweet and Meadow Thistle. The reserve is also important for its invertebrate interest and is home to many species of moth, grasshopper and dragonfly.[3]

Narrow-leaved Marsh-orchid is found in adjacent fields.[4]

Dactylorhiza orchids are well represented, including the hybrids D. × grandis and D. × hallii.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 249
  2. ^ Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 250
  3. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 17 July 2006)
  4. ^ a b Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 251

See also[edit]

  • Yanal Bog, a similar SSSI to the northeast of Max Bog

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