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Nature Notes

At the beginning of 2014 it was decided that a nature study should be conducted in order to record as many species as possible observed in our gardens.

Our resident expert Steve Rutherford willingly agreed to undertake the task assisted by his wife Pauline and a handful of dedicated volunteers enabling us to compile the comprehensive list below.

This list will be added to over the years creating an engaging and informative record for interested visitors to the gardens.

Amphibians & Pondlife

Common Frog
Common Toad
Smooth Newt
Palmate Newt
Backswimmer
Great Diving Beetle
Pond Skater
Water Boatman
Whirligig Beetle

 


Bats

Brown Long-Eared
Common Pipistrelle
Noctule
Soprano Pipistrelle

 


Bees

Buff-Tailed
Early
Red-Tailed
Small Garden
Tree
Red Mason
Common Carder
Gypsy Cuckoo Bee
Forest Cuckoo Bee
Cuckoo
Field Cuckoo
Garden
Honey (German)
Garden (Italian)
Slender Mining
White Tailed

 


Birds

Goldfinch
Linnet
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Song Thrush
Robin
Mistle Thrush
Blackbird
Wren
Long Tailed Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coal Tit
Pied Wagtail
Nuthatch
Tree Creeper
Gr. Spotted Woodpecker
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Rook
Jay
Buzzard
Goldcrest
Kestrel
Dunnock
Collared Dove
Sparrowhawk
Mallard
Pheasant
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Tawny Owl
Swallow
Swift
Heron
Garden Warbler
Starling
Grey Wagtail
House Martin
Peregrine
Red Legged Partridge
Black Headed Gull
Bullfinch
Fieldfare
Grey Partridge
Greylag Goose
House Sparrow
Lapwing
Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Little Owl
Magpie
Moorhen
Meadow Pipit
Redwing
Skylark
Spotted Flycatcher
Tree Sparrow
Waxwing
Willow Warbler
Yellowhammer

 


Butterflies

Peacock
Small Tortoiseshell
Green Veined White
Orange Tip
Red Admiral
Small White
Large White
Holly Blue
Speckled Wood
Comma
Common Blue
Brimstone
Small Skipper
Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown
Painted Lady

 


Hoverflies

Baccha Elongata
Eristalis Pertinax
Melanostoma Mellinum
Platycherius Albimanus
Syrphus Ribesii
Batman Hoverfly
Duck-Billed Hoverfly Com.
Duck-Billed Hoverfly Sth.
Xylota Segnis
Chequered Hoverfly
Common Banded Hoverfly
Common Snout Fly
Xylota Segnis
Chequered Hoverfly
Common Banded Hoverfly
Common Snout Fly
Dasysyrphus Trincintus
Drone Fly
Great Pied Fly
Hourglass Fly
Eristalis Nemorum
Marmalade Fly
Rare Snout Fly
Sun Fly
Tapered Drone Fly
Thick-Legged Fly

 


Insects

Caddis Fly
Chrysopa Septempunctata
Common Wasp
Moth Fly
Red-Legged Shieldbug
Spotted Cranefly
Two-Tailed Bristletail
Devil’s Coach Horse
Drone Fly
Green Grasshopper
7-Spot Ladybird
2-Spot Ladybird
14-Spot Ladybird
Harlequin Ladybird

 


Liverworts

Common Liverwort
Crescent Cup Liverwort
Pellia
Leafy Liverwort
Forked Veilwort
Great Scented Liverwort
Endive Pellia

 


Macro Moths

Oak Tree Pug
March Moth
Red Chestnut
Satellite
Oak Beauty
Pale Pinion
Dotted Border
Hebrew Character
Small Quaker
Twin Spotted Quaker
Common Quaker
Clouded Drab
Lead Coloured Drab
Early Thorn
Early Tooth Striped
Purple Thorn
Early Grey
Garden Carpet
Small Phoenix
Streamer
Herald
Green Silver-Lines
Lime Hawk-Moth
Peppered Moth
Uncertain
Angle Shades
Bright-Line Brown-Eye
Heart & Dart
Buff Ermine
Old Lady
Buff Arches
Common Rustic
Common Footman
Dark Arches
Fan-Foot
Grey Arches
Light Emerald
Marbled Beauty
Magpie
Poplar Hawkmoth
Riband Wave
Sandy Carpet
Small Clouded Brindle
Barred Sallow
Beautiful Golden Y
Bright-Eye Brown-Line
Bordered Pug
Br. Bor. Yellow U/wing
Broken Barred Carpet
Centre Barred Sallow
Chestnut
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Wainscot
Snout
Copper Underwing
Dun-Bar
Flame Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Flounced Rustic
Golden Rod Pug
Grey Pug
Ingrailed Clay
Iron Prominent
Large Yellow Underwing
L. Br. Bor. Yellow U/wing
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Light Arches
Lime Speck Pug
Lychnis
Lunar Underwing
Mottled Beauty
Mouse Moth
Orange Sallow
Pale Mottled Willow
Rosy Rustic
Scalloped Hazel
Set. Hebrew Character
Shuttle Shaped Dart
Straw Dot
Swallow Prominent
Triple-Spotted Pug
White Ermine
Willow Beauty

 


Micro Moths

Blastobasis Adustella
Chequered Grass-Veneer
Long-Horned Flat-Body
Garden Grass-Veneer
Diamond Back Moth
Little Grey
Large Fruit Tree Tortrix
Mother Of Pearl
Banded Grass-Veneer

 


Mammals

Rabbit
Grey Squirrel
Stoat
Hedgehog
Bank Vole
Common Shrew
Mole
Weasel
Wood Mouse

 


Mosses

Anomalous Bristle-Moss
Capillary Thread Moss
Catherine’s Moss
Creeping Feather Moss
Dotted Thyme Moss
Grey-Cushioned Grimmia
Wall Screw Moss
Bonfire Moss
R. Stalked Feather Moss
Silky Wall Feather Moss
Cyp. Leaved Plait Moss

 


Trees

Common Ash
Common Hornbeam
Common Lime
Copper Beech
Elder
English Elm
English Oak
Hawthorn
Holly
Horse Chestnut (Red)
Horse Chestnut (White)
Larch
Laburnum
Spurge Laurel
Lilac
London Plane
Norweigan Maple
Privet
Purple Sycamore
Scots Pine
Silver Birch
Swedish Whitebeam
Sycamore
Weeping Beech
Wild Cherry
Yew
Beech
Fastigate Hornbeam
Rowan
Small-Leaf Lime

 


Wild Flowers

Daisy
Dandelion
Buttercup
Cow Parsley
Hairy Bittercress
Lesser Stichwort
Thyme Leaf Speedwell
Self Heal
Red Dead Nettle
White Dead Nettle
Creeping Forget Me Not
Cut Leaf Cranesbill
Heath Bedstraw
Spear Thistle
Creeping Thistle
Ivy Leaf Toadflax
Field Madder
Germander Speedwell
Hoary Willowherb
Broad-Leaved Willowherb