British Wildlife 16.5 June 2005

Gorse Mites and their predators

Common Gorse Ulex europaeus is widespread on the Sandling heaths of Suffolk and on other heaths across Britain. While not a particular problem, it establishes quickly and agressively on disturbed areas (Tubbs & Jones 1964), ousting heathers and forming impenetrable thickets which are of limited value to wildlife generally. 

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