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Alder Moors
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Type Local Nature Reserve
Location Woodley, Berkshire
OS grid SU 775 739
Area 8.5 hectares (21 acres)
Managed by Wokingham District Council

Alder Moors is a 8.5-hectare (21-acre) Local Nature Reserve in Woodley, a suburb of Reading in Berkshire. It is owned and managed by Wokingham District Council.

The name 'Aldermoors' derives from the alder trees that populate this reserve. It is ancient woodland with coppiced areas.

History

In 1990 the site was declared as a local nature reserve by Wokingham Borough Council.

Fauna

The site has the following fauna:

Mammals

  • Common shrew
  • European rabbit
  • Red fox

Invertebrates

  • Green-veined white
  • Holly blue
  • Aglais io
  • Polygonia c-album
  • Speckled wood
  • Hornet moth
  • Kidney Spot ladybird
  • Stigmella aurella
  • Holly leaf miner

Birds

Amphibians & reptiles

Flora

The site has the following flora:

Trees

Plants

Mosses & Liverworts

  • Hypnum cupressiforme
  • Orthotrichum affine
  • Polytrichastrum formosum
  • Pellia epiphylla

Lichens

  • Flavoparmelia caperata
  • Lecanora chlarotera
  • Lecidella elaeochroma
  • Lepraria incana
  • Parmelia sulcata
  • Parmotrema perlatum
  • Phaeophyscia orbicularis
  • Physcia adscendens
  • Physcia tenella
  • Ramalina farinacea
  • Xanthoria parietina

Fungi

  • Phragmidium violaceum
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