Pamber Forest and Silchester Common
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
Pamber Forest shown in Christopher Saxton's 1575 map of Hampshire
|Area of Search||Hampshire|
|Area||840 acres (1.31 sq mi)|
|Natural England website|
Pamber Forest and Silchester Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Hampshire, UK. Covering 478 acres (0.747 sq mi), the forest is known for its abundance of butterflies, of which 40 species have been identified – including the purple emperor, the white admiral, the silver-washed fritillary and the purple hairstreak.
Pamber Forest (an oak wood) covers 458 acres (0.716 sq mi) of the SSSI, and is managed as a Local Nature Reserve. Silchester Common, along with Tadley Common (both heathland commons), was designated a Countryside Heritage Site in 1987. The site is subject to the European Union's 1979 Birds Directive.
- "SSSI information (Pamber Forest and Silchester Common)". Natural England. Her Majesty's Government. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
- "Pamber Forest". Hampshire Conservation Volunteers. Hampshire County Council. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
- "Pamber Forest and Silchester Common SSSI" (PDF). Natural England. Her Majesty's Government. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
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