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Mountainview Nature Reserve Species List

The Highland Titles Nature Reserve at Mountainview (previously Bumblebee Haven), comprises mainly grassland and the woodland with an extensive riparian margin. Not included are the fish in Loch Loyne, which will be the subject of a later survey, or invertebrates, which will be assessed in spring 2017.

If you have reliably seen other species during your visit, please let us know what you saw, when you saw it and roughly where you saw it. Thank you.

Mountainview Species List**

Shrubs and Herbs

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Hard Fern (Blechnum spicant)
Tormentil (Potentilla erecta)
Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)
Heath Bedstraw (Galium saxatile)
Heather (Calluna vulgaris)
Bog Myrtle (Myrica gale)
Bog asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum)
Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
Marsh Violet (Viola palustris)
Devil’s-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis)
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Cladonia Lichen (Cladonia spp.)
(Erica tetralix)
(Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
(Polystichum setiferum)

Grasses and Rushes

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Purple Moor-grass (Molinia caerulea)
Bents (Agrostis spp.)
Soft Rush (Juncus effusus)
Sharp-flowered Rush (Juncus acutiflorus)
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
Mat Grass (Nardus stricta)
Sweet-vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
Sheep’s Fescue (Festuca ovina)
Deergrass (Trichophorum germanicum)
Hair’s-tail Cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum)

Moss and Liverworts

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Cypress-leaved Plait-moss (Hypnum cupressiforme)
Common Haircap (Polytrichum commune)
Glittering Wood-moss (Hylocomium splendens)
Feathery Bog-moss (Sphagnum cuspidatum)
Red-stemmed Feather-moss (Pleurozium schreberi)
Springy Turf-moss (Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus)
Woolly Fringe-moss (Racomitrium lanuginosum)
Bog Bead-moss (Aulacomnium palustre)
Acute-leaved Bog-moss (Sphagnum capillifolium)
Compact Bog-moss (Sphagnum compactum)
Flat-topped Bog-moss (Sphagnum fallax)
Little Shaggy-moss (Rhytidiadelphus loreus)
(Lycopodium clavatum)
(Pleurozia purpurea)

Trees

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)
Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi)
(Juniperus communis)

Mammals

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)
Pine Marten (Martes martes)
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
Common Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
Soprano Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii)

Birds

Common Name (Scientific Name)Habitat
Great Tit (Parus major)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)
Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
(Troglodytes troglodytes)
(Periparus ater)
(Parus caeruleus)

**Species in black type confirmed during ecological surveys by Rafe Dewar and colleagues at MacArthur Green, during 2014. Species in green type recorded 2015 by Katy Malone Conservation Officer, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Charity number 1115634 (England & Wales) SCO42830 (Scotland)

Further work is planned for 2017.