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21 July 2021

Pan Tod, Ruardean Hill

 

A wildlife survey was done in glorious sunshine on Pan Tod by the Dean Green Team at the invitation of the Friends of Pan Tod.

The wildlife meadow is magnificent and many species were found and Friends of Pan Tod do a sterling job whereby they mow tracks around the meadow to provide an interesting walk round. Pan Tod is the highest point in the Forest of Dean and stands at 951 feet with stunning views to the north and east. There is a beacon on the top, a viewpoint which a crouched figure of a miner with a topograph sitting on his back and a memorial to remember freeminers who died in mining accidents in the Forest of Dean.

We found a Pyramidal Orchid in the flower meadow.

Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis) is one of the most successful orchid species on roadside verges, and colonises other disturbed habitats like airfields, quarries and reservoirs.

Apparently, Pan Tod used to be a quarry but it was filled in with the debris from a water reservoir was made further along the hill

The cool of the tree at the start of the survey!

Checking the species!

Butterflies and Moths

  • Small Copper
  • Small Skipper
  • Large Skipper
  • Large White
  • Ringlet
  • Gatekeeper
  • Crambus Lathoniellus (Grass Moth)
  • Marbled White
  • Common Blue
  • Silver Y Moth
  • Burnett
  • Meadow Brown

Birds

  • Swift
  • Buzzard
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Raven
  • Carrion Crow

Plants

  • Pyramidal Orchid
  • Common Spotted Orchid
  • Hard Fern
  • Daisy
  • Heath Speedwell
  • Fox Glove
  • Red Clover
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Tormentil
  • Thistle
  • Gorse
  • Creeping Thistle
  • Spear Thistle
  • Hedge Woundwort
  • Hogweed
  • Creeping Buttercup
  • Heath Bedstraw
  • Creeping Violet
  • White Clover
  • Yarrow
  • Lesser Stitchwort
  • Cleaver
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Slender St. Johns Wort
  • Ribwort Plantain
  • Greater Plantain
  • Common Plantain
  • Bindweed
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Fake Oat Grass
  • Yorkshire Fog
  • Sweet Vernal Grass
  • Fox Foot
  • Rose Bay Willow Herb
  • Broad Leaved Willow Herb
  • Lesser Willow Herb
  • Blackthorn
  • Ivy
  • Hawksbeard
  • Red Bartsia
  • Mouse Ear
  • Garden Campanula
  • Self Heal
  • Black Medic
  • Bell Heather
  • Bramble
  • Dandelion
  • Red Campion
  • Bracken
  • Stinging Nettles
  • Herb Robert
  • Dock
  • Timothy
  • Columbine
  • Ragwortc
  • Rough Hawkbit
  • Ground Elder
  • Eye Bright
  • Meadowsweet
  • Ladies Mantle
  • Meadow Buttercup
  • Mouse Eared Hawkweed
  • Common Nipplewort
  • Field Forget-me-not
  • Creeing Cinquefoil
  • Harebell
  • Large Speedwell
  • Hedgerow Cranesbill
  • Pineapple Weed
  • Meadow Vetchling
  • Fox-and-cubs
  •  

  • Ash
  • Hawthorn
  • Silver Birch
  • Beech
  • Oak
  • Rowan
  • Weeping Willow

Other

  • Hoverfly
  • Grasshopper
  • Slow Worm
  • Common Lizard
  • Frog
  • Soldier Beetle
  • Red Tailed Bumblebee
  • White Tailed Bumblebee
  • Honeybee
  • 7 spot Ladybird
  • Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar