Twinhills Woods and Meadows

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Twinhills Woods and Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Twinhills Woods and Meadows is located in Somerset
Twinhills Woods and Meadows
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST558432
Coordinates 51°11′11″N 2°38′02″W / 51.18631°N 2.63380°W / 51.18631; -2.63380Coordinates: 51°11′11″N 2°38′02″W / 51.18631°N 2.63380°W / 51.18631; -2.63380
Interest Biological
Area 21.2 hectares (0.212 km2; 0.082 sq mi)
Notification 1990 (1990)
Natural England website

Twinhills Woods and Meadows (grid reference ST558432) is a 21.2 hectare (52.4 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Monarch's Way south of Dulcote in Somerset, notified in 1990.

Twinhills Woods and Meadows comprise a complex of ancient, semi-natural woodland, neutral and calcareous grassland with associated mature hedges and areas of shrub growth. Further interest is added by the presence of a large number of butterfly species on the site. A total of 26 species have been recorded including Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae), White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album),[1] Green-veined White (Pieris napi),[1] Brown Argus (Aricia agestis), Marbled White (Melangargia galthea), Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) and Marsh Fritillary (Eurodryas aurinia).[1]

The site is crossed by the Monarch's Way long distance footpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Twinhills Woods and Meadows". English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-21.