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Glen Nant Nature Reserve Species List


Ongoing Survey of the Grassland & Woodland:

Not included are the pondlife, which will be the subject of a separate survey.

TaxaCommon NameScientific Name
TreeDowny birchBetula pubescens
Hazel Corylus avellana
Pedunculate oak Quercus robur
Sessile oak Quercus petraea
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Wych elm Ulmus glabra
Shrub/HerbAlder Alus glutinosa
Bird’s-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Blaeberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Bracken Pteridium aquilinum
BramblesRubus fruticosus
Brome grass Bromus sp.
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Common haircap moss Polytrichum commune
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Creeping buttercup Ranunculus repens
Devil’s-bit scabious Succisa pratensis
Glittering wood moss Hylocomium splendens
Greater woodrush Luzula sylvatica
Hard fern Blechnum spicant
Hawthorn Crataegous monogyna
Hedge woundwort Stachys sylvatica
Herb robert Geranium robertianum
Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum
Lady’s bedstraw Galium verum
Marsh thistle Cirsium palustre
Marsh valerian Valeriana dioica
Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Sharp-flowered rush Juncus acutiflorus
Soft rush Juncus effusus
Sweet vernal grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Tormentil Potentilla erecta
Tufted hair grass Deschampsia cespitosa
Wall lettuce Mycelis muralis
Wood avens Geum urbanum
Wood sorrel Oxalis acetosella
Yorkshire fogHolcus lanatus
MammalsBadger Meles meles
Brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus
Common lizard Zootoca vivipara
Common pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Daubenton’s bat Myotis daubentonii
Eurasian otter Lutra lutra
Myotis species Myotis sp.
Natterer’s bat Myotis nattereri
Pine marten Martes martes
Pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus sp.
Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris
Roe deer Capreoius capreious
Soprano pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus
BirdsBlue tit Cyanistes caeruleus
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Coal tit Periparus ater
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Dunnock Prunella modularis
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Great tit Parus major
Grey heron Ardea cinerea
Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Mistle thrush Turdus viscivorus
Pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Song thrush Turdus philomelos
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Tree pipit Anthus trivialis
Whooper swan Cygnus cygnus
Willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Wood warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
InvertebrateBarred umber Plagodis pulveraria
Black slug Arion (Arion) ater
Blue soldier beetle Ancistronycha abdominalis
Common carder bee Bombus pascuorum
Garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum
Green-veined white Pieris napi
Little Emerald Jodis lactearia
Scotch argus Erebia aethiops
FishSalmonSalmo salar

Our species list was initiated during ecological surveys by Lacey Urquhart, Cróna McMonagle, Victoria Curley and colleagues at (Direct Ecology Ltd, during 2021. Observations made then have been extended by further observations.)