Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors SSSI

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Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Location within Somerset
Area of Search Avon
Grid reference ST440700
Coordinates 51°25′34″N2°48′25″W / 51.42623°N 2.80684°W / 51.42623; -2.80684 Coordinates: 51°25′34″N2°48′25″W / 51.42623°N 2.80684°W / 51.42623; -2.80684
InterestBiological
Area129.4 hectares (1.294 km2; 0.500 sq mi)
Notification 1995 (1995)
Natural England website

Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Moors SSSI (grid reference ST440700 ) is a 129.4 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest between Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn on the North Somerset Levels, notified in 1995.

The soils in the area include both clays of the Allerton and Wentloog Series [1] and peat soils of the Sedgemoor and Godney Series, [1] which are drained by a network of large rhynes and smaller field ditches, which support exceptionally rich plant and invertebrate fauna communities. Exceptional populations of Coleoptera occur with at least 12 nationally scarce species and two nationally rare species, including Britain's largest water beetle the Great Silver Water Beetle (Hydrophilus piceus). [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "SSSI citation" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 28 February 2011.