- Max Bog
Max Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest Area of Search Avon Grid reference ST406574 Coordinates Coordinates: Interest Biological Area 10.6 hectares (0.106 km2; 0.041 sq mi) Notification 1988 Natural England website
The site is owned by North Somerset Council and managed by the Avon Wildlife Trust for the range of wetland plants that it supports.
Marsh Helleborine occurs here and nowhere else in Avon. Lesser Butterfly-orchid and Fragrant Orchid also occur here, and at only one other Avon site each. It is also home to Yellow Rattle, Meadow Sweet and Meadow Thistle. The reserve is also important for its invertebrate interest and is home to many species of moth, grasshopper and dragonfly.
Narrow-leaved Marsh-orchid is found in adjacent fields.
- ^ Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 249
- ^ Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 250
- ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 17 July 2006)
- ^ a b Myles, Sarah (2000) Flora of the Bristol Region ISBN 1-874357-18-8 page 251
- Yanal Bog, a similar SSSI to the northeast of Max Bog
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