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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

[fourcol_one]Common Frog[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Common Toad[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Smooth Newt[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Palmate Newt[/fourcol_one_last][fourcol_one]Backswimmer[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Great Diving Beetle[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Pond Skater[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Water Boatman[/fourcol_one_last][fourcol_one]Whirligig Beetle[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last][/fourcol_one_last]

 


Bats

[fourcol_one]Brown Long-Eared[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Common Pipistrelle[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Noctule[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Soprano Pipistrelle[/fourcol_one_last]

 


Bees

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

 


Birds

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

 


Butterflies

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

 


Hoverflies

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

 


Insects

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

 


Liverworts

[fourcol_one]Common Liverwort[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Crescent Cup Liverwort[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Pellia[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Leafy Liverwort[/fourcol_one_last][fourcol_one]Forked Veilwort[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Great Scented Liverwort[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Endive Pellia[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last] [/fourcol_one_last]

 


Macro Moths

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

 


Micro Moths

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

 


Mammals

[fourcol_one]Rabbit[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Grey Squirrel[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Stoat[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Hedgehog[/fourcol_one_last][fourcol_one]Bank Vole[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Common Shrew[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Mole[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Weasel[/fourcol_one_last][fourcol_one]Wood Mouse[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one][/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last][/fourcol_one_last]

 


Mosses

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

 


Trees

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

 


Wild Flowers

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