Saturday, 10 November 2018

More on Thorne Moors

I have learned more about Thorne Moors - since my post 

It is part of Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve

Find out more at the Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum -

Thorne Moors is the largest Lowland Raised Mire in England, Hatfield Moors it's neighbour the second largest.  Thorne is also known for Large Heath Butterfly, Bembidion humerale and Curimopsis nigrita, two beetles found only on the Humberhead Peatlands (a modern generic term for Thorne, Hatfield and the smaller local Turbaries in the Isle of Axholme), nowhere else in the UK.

Thorne Moors is mainly in South Yorkshire with north of Blackwater Dyke in East Riding Yorkshire and east of Swinefleet Warping Drain is in North Lincolnshire. 

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