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Clarke's Pool Meadow - Unit 1

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Staff member responsible for SSSI unit: Alisa Swanson
Unit ID: 1012832
Unit area: 1 hectares
Main habitat: Neutral grassland - lowland
Condition:   Favourable
Latest assessment date: 24 May 2011
Condition assessment comment: There were 5 positive indicator species frequent and one rare (one species short of the target of 2 frequent and 4 occasional). It was early for the ox-eye daisy and a later visit may have recorded more. A later visit may have recorded other indicators such as goat’s beard, burnet saxifrage and devil’s bit scabious. I am confident that this attribute is still favourable. Green-winged orchid and twayblade were frequent throughout the SSSI especially the large field, however, adder’s tongue fern was only recorded in one stop. There were widespread hogweed but this does not appear to be damaging the MG5 interest. There were creeping thistle confined to the area around the entrance. Bracken was dominant around the pond in the large field and along the western boundary of the small field. Boar have been grazing amongst the bracken – first time this year and should be monitored for any encroachment/digging in the fields. The sward condition was good and there were no significant extent of water logging (large sedges or rushes) in either fields.
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