Thursley & Ockley Bog

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Thursley & Ockley Bog

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    265 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°09'N 00°42'W
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Thursley and Ockley Bog. 14/02/94; England; 265 ha; 51°10'N 000°42'W. National Nature Reserve, SSSI. The site is a valley mire complex which occurs within a matrix of heathland, where drainage is impeded, and a deep layer of peat has built up from the remains of bog-moss Sphagnum spp. which forms much of the vegetation. Several areas of open water also contribute to the overall diversity of the site, ranging from acidic boggy pools and ditches to large ponds. It supports rare wetland invertebrates, six native reptile species, and nationally important breeding populations of Caprimulgus europaeus and Lullula arborea. Human activities include nature conservation, recreation, fishing, and military activities. Ramsar site no. 647. Most recent RIS information: 2007.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nnr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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