Amberley Wild Brooks

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Amberley Wild Brooks
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Amberley Wildbrooks - geograph.org.uk - 1690328.jpg
Area of SearchWest Sussex
Grid referenceTQ 033 142[1]
InterestBiological
Area327.5 hectares (809 acres)[1]
Notification1685[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Amberley Wild Brooks or Amberley Wildbrooks is a 327.5-hectare (809-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Storrington in West Sussex.[1][2] An area of 80 hectares (200 acres) is a nature reserve managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust[3] It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Nature Conservation Review site.[4] It is also part of the Arun Valley Ramsar site,[5] Special Area of Conservation[6] and Special Protection Area[7]

This area of grazing marsh, which is dissected by drainage ditches, has a number of uncommon invertebrates, particularly dragonflies, and 156 species of flowering plants have been recorded. It is also important for wintering birds, with nationally significant numbers of teal, shoveler and Bewick’s swan. There are two rare snails, Anisus vorticulus and Pseudamnicola confusa.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Amberley Wild Brooks". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Amberley Wild Brooks". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Amberley Wildbrooks". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Amberley Wild Brooks". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Arun Valley". Ramsar Site. Natural England. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Arun Valley". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: Arun Valley". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Amberley Wild Brooks citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

Coordinates: 50°55′05″N 0°31′55″W / 50.918°N 0.532°W / 50.918; -0.532