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8 June 2021

Linear Park and Foxes Bridge Surveys

 

Both Linear Park and Foxes Bridge were surveyed today. It was a beautiful day which helped us spot the butterflies!


Grizzled Skipper

 

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary

 

Common Blue

 

Birdsfoot Trefoil on the top of the slag heap at Foxes Bridge. A valuable food source for the Dingy skippers and Common blue butterflies and plenty of other insects!

Butterflies and Moths

Linear Park

  • Dingy Skipper (4)
  • Common Blue (13)
  • Small Heath (20)
  • Grizzled Skipper (4)
  • Wood White (2)
  • Large White (3)
  • Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary (8)
  • Green Veined White (3)

Foxes Bridge

  • Dingy Skipper (16)
  • Common Blue (15)
  • Small Heath (8)
  • Grizzled Skipper (17)
  • Wood White (35)
  • Burnett Companion (8)
  • Mother Shipton (3
  • White Barred Clearwing (3) (by settling pond)
  • Thick legged flower beetle (1)
  • Painted Lady (3)
  • Microptrix Calthella (1)
  • Brown Silverline (1)
  • Ringlet (1)

Birds

Foxes Bridge

  • Willow Warbler
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Raven
  • Chiff Chaff
  • Black Cap
  • Chaffinch
  • Tawny Owl

Plants

Linear Park

  • Quaking Grass
  • Ragged Robin
  • Daisy
  • Ribwort Plantain
  • Hop Trefoil
  • Milkwort
  • Thyme
  • Meadow Vetchling
  • Bush Vetch
  • Speedwell
  • Thyme leaved Speedwell
  • Yarrow
  • Ladies Mantle
  • Goats Beard
  • Meadowsweet
  • Silverweed
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Dovesfoot Cranesbill

Plants

Foxes Bridge

  • Brooklime
  • Milkwort
  • Daisy
  • Stitchwort
  • Buttercup
  • Hawkweed
  • Red Clover
  • Dwarf Flax
  • Strawberry
  • Speedwell
  • Plantain
  • Tormentil
  • Thistle
  • Coltsfoot
  • Horsetail
  • Gorse
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Hawthorn
  • Common Spotted Orchid
  • Lesser Trefoil
  • Common Vetch
  • Ragwort
  • Silverweed

Other

Linear Park

  • Hoverfly
  • Froghopper
  • Soldier Beetle
  • Cuckoo Spit

Other

Foxes Bridge

  • Hornet
  • Blue Tailed Damselfly
  • Large Red Damselfly
  • Azure Blue Damselfly
  • Emperor Dragonfly
  • Four Spotted Chaser
  • May Fly
  • Tadpoles
  • Hoverfly
  • Soldier Fly
  • Drinker Moth Caterpillar
  • 6 Spot Lady Bird
  • Bee Fly