Veronica Beccabunga, common name – Brooklime Family Plantaginaceae Status Common Ten Acres Habitation Brooklime can be found in large patches North of the Sloe bridge on the east river bank of the river rea.

Viola Riviniane, common name – Common Dog Violet Family Violaceae Status Common Ten Acres Habitation We have found one small plant species tucked underneath a crack willow on the river edge as the bourn meets the rea.

Known since at least 2021 on site.Photograph courtesy of Roni J Suvanto. Check out more of his photographs on his instagram @birdsofstirchley Buzzard Information can be found here on the RSPB website. Ten Acres Habitation The buzzard has been spotted by numerous volunteers and the public across the site and […]


Spotted by Volunteers Kay & Steve (Logged December 2021) Tawny Owl information can be found here on the RSPB website. The tawny owl is nocturnal so it is often heard calling at night, but much less often seen. In the daytime, you may see one only if you disturb it […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged June 2021 Epipactis Helleborine, common names – Broad Leaved Helleborine Family Orchid Status Common (AWVP) Ten Acres Habitation Appeared in mid 2021 after works to the canopy light and path restoration. Two single specimens found so far, one by the pathway just before the […]

Spotted by Volunteer Morgan on 11/06/2021. Lissotriton Vulgaris (Smooth Newt) Statistics Length: 7-11cmAverage lifespan: 6 years Conservation status Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.

Common pipistrelle Scientific name: Pipistrellus Pipistrellus Location Confirmed near the Bewedly Road Entrance on either side of the river near the banks. Conservation status Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. European Protected Species under Annex IV of the European Habitats Directive. More information found here […]

We are exploring the pondlife in Ten Acres pond by pond with a series of pond dipping activities. We will add them here grouped by pond as each will have thier own set of pondlife in them. This is “The Ravine” a small pond near basecamp 1 with some logs […]

Confirmed Microscopically by Aileen Baird from the University of Birmingham on 07/03/2021. Sarcoscypha Austriaca, common name Scarlet Elf Cup fungus Status Common, found on deadwood in wetland conditions. DetailsA bright red cup fungus commonly found throughout the UK in wetland wood habitat. Looks macroscopiocally simlar to Ruby elf cup fungus […]

Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began) Audio Recording by Stephanie Image taken by Zomerset Audio Clip Captured using BIRDNET. Ten Acres Habitation Along the river, particularly on the woodland side. Sound captured: