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White Shute
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Berkshire
Coordinates 51°29′31″N 1°31′30″W / 51.492°N 1.525°W / 51.492; -1.525Coordinates: 51°29′31″N 1°31′30″W / 51.492°N 1.525°W / 51.492; -1.525
Interest Biological
Area 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres)
Notification 1987
Location map Magic Map

Watts Bank is a 1.9-hectare (4.7-acre) nature reserve south of Lambourn in Berkshire. It is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. It is designated a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest as White Shute.

Watts Bank is a small chalk grassland bank. It has had over 30 butterfly species recorded.

Fauna

The site has the following fauna:

Butterflies

  • Aricia agestis, brown argus
  • Callophrys rubi, green hairstreak
  • Melanargia galathea, marbled white
  • Lycaena phlaeas, small copper

Flora

The site has the following flora:

Plants

  • Gentianella amarella
  • Dactylorhiza fuchsii
  • Primula veris
  • Succisa pratensis
  • Linum catharticum
  • Anthyllis vulneraria
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