ⓘ Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging is a 106.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Hungerford in Berkshire. It is in the North Wessex ..

                                     

ⓘ Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging

Combe Wood and Linkenholt Hanging is a 106.5-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest south of Hungerford in Berkshire. It is in the North Wessex Downs, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Most of this site is semi-natural woodland on rendzina humus-rich and shallow soils. There are also areas of woods on chalk and acid soils, together with some chalk grassland and scrub. The woods have many fallow deer and birds while the grassland has a rich chalk flora and a variety of insects.

                                     

1. Fauna

The site has the following animals:

Invertebrates

  • Hummingbird hawk-moth
  • Neoitamus cyanura
  • Dark green fritillary
  • Tetrix undulata
  • Melanargia galathea
  • Volucella pellucens
  • Pyrochroa coccinea
  • Malthodes fibulatus
  • Pyrausta nigrata
  • Platycheirus scutatus
  • Speckled wood
  • Malthodes maurus
  • Limenitis camilla
  • Malthodes mysticus
  • Purple hairstreak
                                     

2. Flora

The site has the following flora:

Trees

  • Whitebeam
  • Beech
  • Ulmus glabra
  • Birch
  • Quercus robur
  • Fraxinus
  • Acer campestre
  • Hazel

Plants

  • Campanula glomerata
  • Helianthemum nummularium
  • Myosotis sylvatica
  • Chamerion angustifolium
  • Lathraea squamaria
  • Paris quadrifolia
  • Geum urbanum
  • Polygonatum multiflorum
  • Saxifraga granulata
  • Mercurialis perennis
  • Gentianella amarella
  • Pteridium aquilinum
  • Dactylorhiza fuchsii
  • Galium odoratum
  • Cornus sanguinea
  • Euphorbia amygdaloides
  • Anemone nemorosa
  • Ligustrum vulgare
  • Hyacinthoides non-scripta
  • Crataegus monogyna
  • Orchis mascula

Lichens

  • Strangospora ochrophora
  • Peltigera horizontalis
  • Pertusaria hemisphaerica
  • Bacidia biatorina
  • Thelotrema lepadinum
  • Bacidia atropurpurea
  • Opegrapha ochrocheila

Mosses

  • Heterocladium heteropterum
  • Zygodon baumgartneri
  • Leucodon sciuroides
  • Neckera pumila
  • Orthotrichum lyellii
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