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East Tilbury Silt Lagoons, TQ692774

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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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East Tilbury lichen heath
East Tilbury lichen heath
East Tilbury-footpath nesting area
East Tilbury-footpath nesting area
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons-drought stress
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons-drought stress
Fodder Vetch area
Fodder Vetch area
Sea Aster silt lagoons area
Sea Aster silt lagoons area
Lichen heath
Lichen heath
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons footpath
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons footpath

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