Sarratt Bottom nature reserve

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    Sarratt Bottom
    Site of Special Scientific Interest
    Sarratt Bottom SSSI 2.JPG
    LocationHertfordshire
    Grid referenceTQ031989
    InterestBiological
    Area3.2 hectares
    Notification1984
    Location mapMagic Map

    Sarratt Bottom nature Reserve in Hertfordshire is a 3.2-hectare (7.9-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site is a meadow beside the River Chess. It is an example of damp grassland which has been traditionally managed for grazing. There are also areas of swamp and marsh. The main plants in grassland areas include sweet vernal grass and meadow foxtail, and marsh horsetail and common spike-rush are common in damper areas. The site has hedgehogs and a wide variety of wetland birds and invertebrates.[1]

    There is no public access but the site can be viewed from Moor Lane. The local planning authority is Three Rivers District Council.[1][2]

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    References

    1. ^ a b "Sarratt Bottom citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
    2. ^ "Map of Sarratt Bottom". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 11 December 2014.

    Coordinates: 51°40′46″N 0°30′37″W / 51.6794°N 0.51022°W / 51.6794; -0.51022