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7 June 2022

Foxes Bridge Wildlife Survey

Grid Ref SO 644 138

 

The team met at Foxes Bridge and split into two - one team went to the settling pond and the other team went further up the hill to the old slag tip area and they saw an adder.

 

 

Survey at Foxes Bridge Settling Pond Butterflies & Moths

White barred Clearwing  1
Speckled Wood  5
Wood White  20 +
Grizzled Skipper  1
Straw Dot  1
Small Heath  2
Blue Tailed Damselfly  2
Speckled Yellow Moth  1
Holly Blue  1
Emperor Dragonfly  1
Large Red Damselfly  1
Burnett Companion  1
Common Blue  5
Painted Lady  2
Shield Bug  1
Chrysomela Culmella  1

 

Plants

Birdsfoot Trefoil
Red Clover
Ragwort
Common Vetch
Marsh Thistle
Great Woodrush
Glaucous Sedge
Wild Strawberry
Flag Iris
Common Spotted Orchid
Fairy Flax
Hop Trefoil
Cuckoo Spit
Coltsfoot
Hairy Tare
Hawkbit
Mint
Meadow Sweet
Daisy
Hemp Agrimony
Creeping Buttercup
Hard Fern
Gorse
Birch
Germander Speedwell

 

Others

Toad Tadpoles

Seen on the Butterfly field in the morning  5 Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries

 

Survey at Foxes Bridge Tip Butterflies & Moths (West side)

Wood White  5
Dingy Skipper
Painted Lady
Grizzled Skipper
Small Heath
White Barred Clearwing

 

Plants

Hawkweed
Hairy Tare
Cut Leaved Cranesbill
Common Mouse Ear
Milkwort
Fairy Flax
Wild Strawberry
Ragwort
Greater Woodrush
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Coltsfoot

 

Other

Adder