Melbury Down

Chalk downland site near Shaftesbury

Site Details
Near Compton Abbas Airfield, near Shaftesbury Melbury Down

Butterfly species include

  • Dingy Skipper
  • Grizzled Skipper
  • Small Copper(pictured right)
  • Common Blue
  • Dark Green Fritillary
  • Marbled White
  • Small Heath
Small Copper
Moth species -  
Other species -  
Habitat type

Flowery downland with slope

 
Features

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Location

Entrance is at ST915197. Stile by road  2.4 kms east of airfield.

Melbury Down
Owned by National Trust  

 

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