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Essex, East Tilbury Silt Lagoons, TQ692774
 
 
 
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Status: SSSI
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Summary: Silt lagoons dating from the late 1970s/early 1980s (still too wet to walk on in 1985), now mostly dry sandy and gravelly grassland with areas of lichen heath and a certain amount of scrub invasion, adjacent to saltmarsh by River Thames.

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Reason for interest: Nationally important invertebrate fauna including numerous rare and scarce species of dry grassland and lichen heath, dune, seasonally wet and saline habitats.

Comment: Originally designated for bird interest, but now extremely important for its invertebrate fauna.

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Saline area on silt lagoons
Saline area on silt lagoons
Grassland on silt lagoons
Grassland on silt lagoons
Drought-stressed grassland on lagoons
Drought-stressed grassland on lagoons
Footpath on silt lagoons
Footpath on silt lagoons
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons
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page last edited on Mon Nov 8th 2010 by site user 2

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