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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.


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


The site has the following fauna:



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


Amphibians & reptiles


The site has the following flora:



Mosses & Liverworts

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


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


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