West Moor SSSI

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West Moor
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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West Moor SSSI is located in Somerset
West Moor SSSI
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST420220
Coordinates 50°59′40″N 2°49′40″W / 50.99446°N 2.82783°W / 50.99446; -2.82783Coordinates: 50°59′40″N 2°49′40″W / 50.99446°N 2.82783°W / 50.99446; -2.82783
Interest Biological
Area 213 hectares (2.13 km2; 0.82 sq mi)
Notification 1985 (1985)
Natural England website

West Moor (grid reference ST420220) is a 213.0 hectare (526.3 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the River Parrett in Somerset, notified in 1985.

West Moor lies south of Curry Rivel, Langport, and Drayton, and northwest of Kingsbury Episcopi and is part of the extensive grazing marsh grasslands and ditch systems of the Somerset Levels and moors. The site contains some of the most diverse aquatic plant communities in the country. Rhynes often have a rich aquatic flora Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae). A rich invertebrate fauna, with many nationally and locally rare species is associated with the botanical diversity of the ditches.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Moor" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-21.