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13 June 2017

Serridge Green/Great God Meadow - Wildlife Survey

Grid Ref SO623148


We are doing wildlife surveys through the summer and, this week, we split the team up round Serridge Green and Great God Meadow. Once again, It was unfortunate that the day was overcast and cloudy which meant that butterflies were in short supply. This is getting to be the theme for our surveys this year!


The full report of species recorded can be seen here





This is an example of the Honeysuckle which was growing up to 20 feet through the trees.

See the results here





A Common Lizard was basking on this old log which probably retained some heat.

The common lizard is the UK’s most common and widespread reptile. It is found across many habitats including heathland, moorland, woodland and grassland where it can be seen basking in sunny spots. Also known as the viviparous lizard, the species is unusual among reptiles for ‘giving birth’ to live young rather than laying eggs





Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) family.

A large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch. An introduced species from North America, it has successfully spread to cover most of the UK.