Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 23/03/20 Petasites Hybridus, common name – Butterbur Family Asteraceae Status Fairly frequent in suitable habitats throughout Britain, except in the far north of Scotland. Details Short to tall, hairy, patch forming plant that grows each year from a creeping rhizome. The leaves are large, […]

Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 19/07/20. Polyommatus icarus, common name – Common Blue Status It remains widespread but there have been local declines within its range. Size and Family Family: Blues Size: Small Wing Span Range (male to female): 35mm Conservation Status                […]

Spotted by Volunteer Annabel. First logged 18/07/20. Lycaena phlaeas, common name Small Copper Status Though it remains a common and widespread species, the Small Copper declined throughout its range during the twentieth century. Size and Family Family: Coppers Size: Small Wing Span Range (male to female): 32-35mm Conservation Status    […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 18/06/20 Polyporus squamosus, common names Dryad’s Saddle, Scaly Polypore, Pheasants Back Status Common, found on deciduous trees and stumps. Season Start May Season End Aug Details This is the largest capped mushroom in the UK and can until become so heavy it can no […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 02/07/20.Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began) Aglais urticae, common name Small Tortoiseshell Status Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland, commonly found in gardens. Size and Family Family: Nymphalids Size: Medium/Large Wing Span Range (male to female): 50-56mm Conservation Status      […]

We wnet litter picking today with 3 volunteers from the local community who even turned up with thier own litter picking tools! (Now that’s commitment!). We also took along our youngest little helper lily to help us out pictured below and managed to get 2 bags fulls of littler again […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 14/05/20Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began) Song Thrush Information can be found here on the RSPB website. A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers have declined markedly on farmland and in towns and cities. It’s smaller and browner than […]

Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 20/04/20 Lamium Purpureum, common name Purple Deadnettle. Family Lamium Status Commonly Widespread grass and meadow edge plant. Details A member of the mint family this plant resembles nettles at first glance but with a softer (and sting free) design and clear orchid like purple […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 2/7/20 Trametes versicolor, common names: Turkey Tail Status Commonly Widespread fungus growing on dead wood. Details The turkeytail is a small, tough, bracket fungus that grows in tiered layers on dead wood – mainly hardwood, such as beech or oak. It is very common […]