Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (South Yorkshire) Reviews
Newest Review: ... Hobby, Long-eared Owl, and Whinchat. Over 5,500 different species of insects also occur here. These include six species that are found nowhere else in Britain and over 250 further species of a nationally important status. These include a sub species of butterfly found nowhere else in the world other than in these peat bogs and two different types of beetle. Scarce British plants include Bog Rosemary, Royal Fern, Bladderwort and an insect eating plant called the Round Leaved Sundew, which could be described at the Humberhead Peatland's own version of the Venus Flytrap. The history of this area dates back several thousands of years and f... more
Customer Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (South Yorkshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 05/03/08 (Very useful, 170 readings)
The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve spans over 8,000 acres of Thorne, Goole, Crowle and Hatfield Moors and straddles the borders of three different English Counties: South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. It is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and represents the largest area of raised bog wilderness in lowland Britain. I always used to think of the term "moor" as a bit of a misnomer for this area as to me a moor is a rounded area of land that has a relative height. Whilst the moors here are very flat and at sea level, in fact in certain places they are actually below sea level. I have travelled the length ... Read the complete review
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