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  1. A map showing Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) and sites that appear on the Hampshire Ancient Woodland Inventory within your 2km area of interest.
  2. A table listing the SINCs within your 2km area of interest and their qualifying criteria. A copy of the criteria used to designate Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation in Hampshire can be viewed here: Click here to view the SINC Criteria
  3. A map showing BAP Priority Habitat information within your 2km area of interest.
  4. A map showing BAP Broad Habitat information within your 2km area of interest.
  5. A table detailing any protected and notable species currently on the HBIC database found within the vicinity of your 2km search area. A document containing explanatory notes on Legislation and Notable Species Statuses can be viewed here: Click here to view the Species Legislation and Notable Statuses Document


Please note the following points:

  • If you wish to publish these maps you will need to get permission directly from Ordnance Survey.
  • The attached maps contain some areas with no designation.  This may be due to the fact that we currently do not hold any ecological survey information on these areas of land.  It should not be taken to mean that there is no ecological interest present.
  • An explanatory note regarding Ordnance Survey National Grid References can be found here: Click here to view the explanatory note.
  • A table detailing the caveats and status of each UK BAP Priority Habitat can be found here: Click here to view the BAP Priority Habitat Statuses and a document detailing the UK BAP Habitats Legend can be viewed here: Click here to view the BAP Habitats Legend Please note I have not shown Broadleaved Deciduouse Woodland on your BAP Priority Habitats map due to the recent national criteria change- we have not yet changed our habitat layer to reflect this change.
  • The boundaries for statutory sites have been provided to HBIC, by Natural England (NE), as digital data. The digital data is indicative not definitive. Paper maps produced by NE at the time the sites were designated show the official site boundaries.
  • The Hampshire Inventory of Ancient Woodland is a provisional inventory that was published in 1995 by Hampshire County Council on behalf of English Nature (as Natural England were previously known).  Sites that appear on the Inventory are over 2 hectares and include ancient semi-natural woodland and ancient replanted woodland.
  • The data supplied is subject to the Data Users Declaration which you read and agreed to when you submitted your data request form. A copy of our Data Users Declaration can be viewed here: Click here to view the Data Users declaration
  • HBIC do not currently hold notable/protected species information for certain taxonomic groups. Our Hampshire County Recorder list can be found here: Click here to view the County Recorders List These recorders may be able to provide information on species groups not covered by HBIC, and may also provide additional information on protected species within Hampshire. These recorders would also be very grateful for copies of any records you make in Hampshire.


]]> (Administrator) Nature Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:38:54 +0000
 baby hedgehogs small Baby hedgehogs in late June. Unfortunately they had been abandoned and were in danger of hypothermia (even in June!).
   Bluebells in Spring. Taken in the local woods.
Swallows just leaving the nest for the first time. 16th July 2005.

Unusual sight on the Village Walk - September 2005.
Caused by a wasp the ‘briar ball’, ‘Moss-gall’ or ‘Robins pincushion’ can be seen on the Dog-rose (Rosa canina) and Field-rose (Rosa arvensis). They used to be used by apothecaries as remedies for colic and as a diuretic.





]]> (Administrator) Nature Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:54:38 +0000