Norfolk BAP Habitats

beehives (M.Skipper)Norfolk has over half the total UK number of Priority BAP habitats: 24 terrestrial and freshwater habitats and 11 marine habitats.  Norfolk Habitat Action Plans have been produced for many of these. There are also a number of locally designated habitats, such as churchyards and cemeteries.  

 NATIONAL PRIORITY BAP HABITATS FOUND IN NORFOLK
(January 2008)
 
TERRESTRIAL AND FRESHWATER HABITATS
  • Aquifer-fed naturally fluctuating waterbodies
  • Arable field margins
  • Coastal and floodplain grazing marsh
  • Coastal sand dunes
  • Coastal vegetated shingle
  • Salthouse Heath Heather (G. Cresswell)Eutrophic standing waters
  • Hedgerows
  • Lowland calcareous grassland
  • Lowland dry acid grassland
  • Lowland fens
  • Lowland heathland
  • Lowland meadows
  • Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
  • Maritime cliff and slopes
  • Mesotrophic lakes
  • Mosaic habitats on previously developed land
  • Wet woodland (Louisa Lloyd)Oligotrophic and dystrophic lakes
  • Ponds
  • Purple moor-grass and rush pastures
  • Reedbeds
  • Rivers
  • Traditional orchards
  • Wet woodlands
  • Wood-pasture and parkland

MARINE HABITATS

  • Blue mussel beds
  • Coastal saltmarsh
  • Intertidal chalk
  • Intertidal mudflats
  • Mud habitats in deep water
  • Sabellaria spinulosa reefs
  • Saline lagoons
  • Seagrass beds
  • Sheltered muddy gravels
  • Subtidal chalk
  • Subtidal sands and gravels

NORFOLK LOCAL PRIORITY HABITATS (there are no national plans for these habitats)

  • Allotments and gardens
  • Churchyards and cemeteries
Photos: Beehives (M Skipper); Salthouse Heath Heather (G. Cresswell); Wet woodland (L. Lloyd)