North Brewham Meadows

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North Brewham Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
North Brewham Meadows is located in Somerset
North Brewham Meadows
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST743379
Coordinates 51°08′23″N 2°22′07″W / 51.13979°N 2.36873°W / 51.13979; -2.36873Coordinates: 51°08′23″N 2°22′07″W / 51.13979°N 2.36873°W / 51.13979; -2.36873
Interest Biological
Area 8.9 hectares (0.089 km2; 0.034 sq mi)
Notification 1987 (1987)
Natural England website

North Brewham Meadows (grid reference ST743379) is an 8.9 hectare (21.9 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest at North Brewham in Somerset, England, notified in 1987.

These traditionally-managed species-rich meadows support a neutral grassland community of the nationally rare common knapweed crested dog's-tail type. Breeding butterflies typical of unimproved neutral grassland include small copper (Lycaena phaeas), meadow brown (Maniola jurtina), grayling (Hipparchia semele) and ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Brewham Meadows" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-18.