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Wraysbury and Hythe End Gravel Pits
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Berkshire
Interest Biological
Area 117.2 hectares (290 acres)
Notification 1992
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Wraysbury and Hythe End Gravel Pits is a 117.2-hectare (290-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wraysbury in Berkshire. It is part of South West London Waterbodies Ramsar site and Special Protection Area.

The site features four former gravel pits and is within the floodplains of the River Thames and the Colne Brook. It is important for the number of bird species it features.

Fauna

The Park has the following animals</ref>

Birds

Invertebrates

  • Platycnemis pennipes
  • Oulimnius major
  • Leptocerus lusitanius

Flora

The site has the following Flora:

Trees

Plants

  • Phragmites australis
  • Carex acutiformis
  • Carex riparia
  • Potamogeton pusillus
  • Typha latifolia
  • Bidens tripartita
  • Zannichellia palustris
  • Lathyrus nissolia
  • Carex spicata
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