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Kilnaish Nature Reserve Species List


Ongoing Survey of the Grassland & Woodland:

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

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

TaxaCommon NameScientific Name
TreeBirchBetula
Downy BirchBetula pubescens
Hazel Corylus avellana
Pedunculate Oak Quercus robor
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus
Willow Salix sp.
Shrub/HerbBell Heather Erica cinerea
Bracken Pteridium aquilinum
Cleavers Galium aparine
Creeping Thistle Cirsium arvense
Dog’s Mercury Mercurialis perennis
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Pignut Conopodium majus
Silverweed Potentilla anserina
Sneezewort Achillea ptarmica
Tormentil Potentilla erecta
Water Forget-Me-Not Myosotis scorpioides
Water Mint Mentha aquatica
Wood sorrelOxalis acetosella
Grass/RushBilberry Vaccinium myrtillus
Bog Asphodel Narthecium ossifragum
Bog Myrtle Myrica gale
Common Cotton Grass Eriophorum angustifolium
Common-Mouse Ear Cerastium fontanum
Creeping Buttercup Ranunculus repens
Crested Dog’s Ear Cynosurus cristatus
Cross-Leaved Heath Erica tetralix
Deergrass Trichophorum germanicum
Greater Wood-Rush Luzula sylvatica
Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass Eriophorum vaginatum
Heather Calluna vulgaris
Marsh ThistleCirsium palustre
Marsh Valerian Valeriana dioica
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Perennial RyegrassLolium perenne
Purple Moor Grass Molinia caerulea
Ragged Robin Silene Flos-Cuculi
Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea
SelfhealPrunella vulgaris
Sharp-Flowered Rush Juncus acutiflorus
Soft Rush Juncus effusus
Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Tufted hair-grass Deschampsia cespitosa
Wavy hair-Grass Deschampsia flexuosa
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
MammalsBadger Meles meles
Brown long-Eared Bat Plecotus auritus
Common pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Daubenton’s bat Myotis daubentonii
Fox Vulpes vulpes
Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris
Soprano pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus
BirdsBlue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
Coal tit Periparus ater
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Great tit Parus major
Hooded crow Corvus cornix
Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret
OspreyPandion haliaetus
RavenCorvus corax
Sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Siskin Carduelis spinus
Swallow Hirundo rustica
Willow warblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
InvertebrateAzure damselfly Coenagrion puella
Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo
Black darter Sympetrum danae
Blue-tailed damselfly Ischnura elegans
Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris
Common blue damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
Common carder bee Bombus pascuorum
Common darter Sympetrum striolatum
Common HawkerAeshna juncea
Common pondskater Gerris (Gerris) lacustris
Dark green fritillary butterfly Argynnis aglaja
Emerald damselfly Lestes sponsa
European honeybee Apis mellifera
Four-spotted chaser Libellula quadrimaculata
Garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum
Golden-ringed dragonfly Cordulegaster boltonii
Green-veined white butterfly Pieris napi
Keeled skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens
Large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Large white butterfly Pieris brassicae
Lesser water boatmen Sigara (Subsigara) scotti
Meadow brown butterfly Maniola jurtina
Peacock butterfly Inachis io
Scotch argus butterfly Erebia aethiops
Small tortoiseshell butterflyAglais urticae
Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Speckled wood butterfly Pararge aegeria
Water boatmen Sigara (Sigara) dorsalis
Water measurer Hydrometra stagnorum
Water scorpion Nepa cinerea
White-tailed bumblebee Bombus lucorum

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