Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath

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Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Colony Bog - geograph.org.uk - 59617.jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceSU 925 594[1]
InterestBiological
Area1,130.5 hectares (2,794 acres)[1]
Notification1993[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath is a 1,130.5-hectare (2,794-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Camberley and Woking in Surrey.[1][2] Part of it is a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[3] It is part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area[4] and the Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham Special Area of Conservation.[5] It includes Brentmoor Heath, a Local Nature Reserve[6] which is managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust[7]

Habitats in this site include wet and dry heath, bog and unimproved grassland. Much of the site is a military danger area and as a result little is known of its rare fauna and flora. Waterlogged areas have a layer of peat with a mass of peat mosses and a diverse bog flora. Areas of open heath provide a habitat for a variety of heathland bird species to breed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 304–05. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Thames Basin Heaths". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: the Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Brentmoor Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Brentmoor Heath and Folly Bog". Surrey Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Colony Bog and Bagshot Heath citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

Coordinates: 51°19′34″N 0°22′01″W / 51.326°N 0.367°W / 51.326; -0.367