Woolhayes Farm

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Woolhayes Farm
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Woolhayes Farm is located in Somerset
Woolhayes Farm
Location within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST315109
Coordinates 50°53′37″N 2°58′31″W / 50.89350°N 2.97533°W / 50.89350; -2.97533Coordinates: 50°53′37″N 2°58′31″W / 50.89350°N 2.97533°W / 50.89350; -2.97533
Interest Biological
Area 13.2 hectares (0.132 km2; 0.051 sq mi)
Notification 1992 (1992)
Natural England website

Woolhayes Farm (grid reference ST315109) is a 13.2 hectare (32.5 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Combe St Nicholas in Somerset, notified in 1992.

This site comprises swamp, mire and grassland habitats which are now rare in Britain. It is the largest known example of its type in Somerset and the communities present are near the western limit of their geographical range. The flora includes corky-fruited water-dropwort (Oenanthe pimpinelloides) which is a nationally scarce species. Breeding birds include grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) and reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woolhayes Farm" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-09-09.