Ashdown forest

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Bird photographs from Ashdown Forest
Bird photographs from Ashdown Forest
Bird video from Ashdown Forest
Bird video from Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest on Twitter
Ashdown Forest on Twitter
Ashdown Forest blogs and links
Ashdown Forest blogs and links
Ashdown Forest local services
Ashdown Forest local services
Birdwatching walks at Ashdown Forest
Birdwatching walks at Ashdown Forest
Ashdown forest photograph
Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest consists of two main habitats :- heathland (60%) and woodland (40%) and is dominated by plants of the Ericaceae (heathers) family, dwarf shrub communities, and sandy acidic soils.Ashdown Forest's 1,620 hectares of heathland represent some three percent of the UK total of lowland heath and is perfect habitat for heathland birds such as hobby, dartford warbler and nightjar pictured.
Ashdown forest is characterised by the presence of heather, dwarf gorses and cross-leaved heath, some areas of scattered trees and scrub, areas of bare ground, wet heaths, bogs and open water. It supports numerous invetebrate species such as silver-studded blue butterfly, raft spider (UK’s largest spider) and bog bush cricket. It is also home to the adder (Britain's only posionous snake) and lizards.

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