Bee's Nest and Green Clay Pits
|Unitary Authority||Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030087|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.|
General site character
Inland water bodies (Standing water, Running water) (5%)
Heath, Scrub, Maquis and Garrigue, Phygrana (20%)
Dry grassland, Steppes (44%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (20%)
Inland rocks, Screes, Sands, Permanent Snow and ice (1%)
Other land (including Towns, Villages, Roads, Waste places, Mines, Industrial sites) (10%)
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Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.
Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site
- Not Applicable
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
1166 Great crested newt Triturus cristatus
The site encompasses a series of silica sand pits supporting a complex mosaic of acidic and calcareous grassland, with small areas of heathland communities. There are also areas of open water, flushes and communities of disturbed ground. Great crested newts Triturus cristatus occur in a number of ponds on site, which vary in size, profile and vegetation cover.
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
- Not Applicable
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