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LTMN May Moss - target habitat upland blanket bog (LTMNB48)

The target habitat for this site is upland blanket bog.

The LTMN team work in partnership with the Forestry Commission to monitor this site.

Data collected:

Weather Air Quality Vegetation Soil Birds Butterflies
2015 & 20192015

R = Representative data

Representative data will be used from a weather station from Fylingdales as May Moss is within the climate envelope of this weather station.

Data available to download:

• The vegetation data goes through a full QA process and is available to download below.

Update May 2020: all LTMN vegetation surveys (no. 80 surveys, spanning 2010 – 2019) have been transferred to a new template to provide improvements and consistency, and are now fully Quality Assured and republished.

There is also a new dataset for this site from the survey of 2019, available for download below.

Please note that the permanent plot numbers and locations should be consistent between surveys, for each site. At the time of survey, for any previously installed feno markers that could not be found, a new feno marker was installed at the same GPS coordinates and the plot number changed from e.g. ‘2’ to ‘2a’. High accuracy GPS has been used across two thirds of sites and will be used across the remainder within the next two to three years.

Please also note that for some sites (Bure Marshes, Dark Peak, East Dartmoor Woods & Heaths, Lullington Heath, Mottey Meadows and North Walney), there were adaptations to plot numbering between years and that the most recent plot numbers have now been back-tracked to the earlier surveys to allow comparability, as explained on the front page of the relevant data spreadsheets. For any queries, please contact the Long Term Monitoring Network team for a Master Plot Tracker.

• Soil data for this site can be found on our LTMN Soils protocol page.

We are preparing the bird, butterfly and land management data and will be publishing it in due course. For any specific queries about our data please get in touch with the LTMN mailbox:

This page is part of Natural England’s Long Term Monitoring Network. Please visit this site to learn more about our protocols, volunteering opportunities and newsletters.

Downloads available for this record

File Uploaded
Long Term Monitoring Network vegetation survey May Moss 2023, XLSX, 919.5 kB 2024/04/30
Long term monitoring network vegetation survey May Moss 2019, XLSX, 4.6 MB 2023/06/15
Long term monitoring network vegetation survey May Moss 2015, XLSX, 14.6 MB 2023/06/15


This record relates to the location identified by the marker on the map: