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Status: Country Park
Summary: Dry Thorn Scrub
Semi improved and unimproved grassland (Neutral with calc element).
Wetlands. (Reedbeds - Open Water - Ponds - Salt Marsh - Salt water Creeks Mudflats).
Reason for interest: Protected areas for wildlife Combination of Habitats (Complex Mosaic) Pro-active management to enhance where possible wildlife value Informed Habitat and wildlife management Geographic Location (Along Thames Estuary) Excellent public access. Footpaths, Rides, Facilities,
Comment: Site Attains SSSI status for its Invert populations and diversity Flagship species include... Shrill Carder Bee, Scarce Emerald Damselfly, Short Winged Conehead, Great Crested Newt, Many Nationally Scarce Moths, Two Nationally Scarce Soldier Flies, Over 130 species of Birds recorded annually (60) Breeding species Grasssnake, Adder, Common Lizard, Slowworm.
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