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Keil Hill Species List

The Highland Titles Nature Reserve (also known as Glencoe Wood) at Keil Hill, Duror, comprises a variety of habitats. Our ongoing land conservation is helping to protect wildlife currently on estate as well as encouraging the introduction of new species in the area.

In 2013, we created a 3-acre lochan with the aim of attracting more bird life and in 2014 we installed beehives on the land to encourage more of these wonderful creatives to make a home on the estate. Our tree planting project has had the biggest impact on Glencoe Wood landscape, allowing for natural protection for the estate’s wildlife, as well as nourishment.

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 and we’ll aim to add it to our list, thank you.


Ongoing Survey of the Grassland & Woodland:

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

TaxaCommon NameScientific Name
Shrub/HerbBell HeatherErica cinerea
 BilberryVaccinium myrtillus
 BluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta
 Bog asphodelNarthecium ossifragum
 Bog MyrtleMyrica gale
 BrackenPtilidium aquilinum
 Common ButterwortPinguicula vulgaris
 Creeping ThistleCirsium arvense
 Devil’s-bit ScabiousSuccisa pratensis
 Hard FernBlechnum spicant
 Heath BedstrawGalium saxatile
 HeatherCalluna vulgaris
 HoneysuckleLonicera periclymenum
 Lesser StitchwortStellaria graminea
 Marsh VioletViola palustre
 Meadow ButtercupRanunculus acris
 MeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria
 PignutConopodium majus
 PrimrosePrimula vulgaris
 TormentilPotentilla erecta
 Water-lilyNymphaeaceae
 White CloverTrifolium repens
 Wild StrawberryFragaria vesca
 Wood AnenomeAnemone nemorosa
 Wood SorrelOxalis acetosella
 Yellow FlagIris pseudacorus
Grass/RushPurple Moor-grassMolinia caerulea
 BentsAgrostis spp.
 Bottle SedgeCarex rostrata
 Creeping ButtercupRanunculuis repens
 DeergrassTricophorum germanicum
 Glaucous SedgeCarex flacca
 Hair’s-tail CottongrassEriophorum vaginatum
 Heath RushJuncus squarrosus
 Mat GrassNardus stricta
 Meadow-grassPoa spp.
 Red FescueFestuca rubra
 Sharp-flowered RushJuncus acutiflorus
 Sheep’s FescueFestuca ovina
 Soft RushJuncus effusus
 Sweet-vernal GrassAnthoxanthum odoratum
 Tufted Hair-grassDeschampsia cespitosa
 Yorkshire FogHolcus lanatus
MossCypress-leaved Plait-mossHypnum cupressiforme
 Blunt-leaved bog-mossSphagnum palustre
 Bog bead-mossAulocomium palustre
 Common Feather-mossKindbergia praelonga
 Common HaircapPolytrichum commune
 Compact bog-mossSphagnum compactum
 Feathery Bog-mossSphagnum cuspidatum
 Feathery Bog-mossSphagnum capillifolium
 Glittering wood-mossHylocomium splendens
 Magellanic bog-mossSphagnum magellanicum
 Papillose Bog-mossSphagnum papillosum
 Red-stemmed Feather-mossPleurozium schreberi
 Springy Turf-mossRhytidiadelphus squarrosus
TreeSessile OakQuercus petraea
 AlderAlnus glutinosa
 AshFraxinus excelsior
 Bird CherryPrunus padus
 BlackthornPrunus spinosa
 Eared WillowSalix aurita
 Guelder RoseViburnum opulus
 HathornCrataegus monogyna
 HazelCorylus avellana
 LarchLarix spp.
 Pedunculate OakQuercus robur
 RhododendronRhododendron ponticum
 RowanSorbus aucuparia
 Scots PinePinus sylvestris
 Silver BirchBetula pendula
 Sitka sprucePicea sitchensis
Reptiles/AmphibiaCommon LizardZootoca vivipara
 Common FrogRana temporaria
 Common ToadBufo bufo
MammalRoe Deer (Sighting)Capreolus capreolus
 BadgerMeles meles
 Brown Long-Eared BatPlecotus auritus
 Common Pipistrelle BatPipistrellus pipistrellus
 Daubenton’s BatMyotis daubentonii
 OtterLutra lutra
 Pine MartenMartes martes
 Red DeerCervus elaphus
 Red FoxVulpes vulpes
 Red SquirrelSciuris vulgaris
 Saddleback PigsSus scrofa domesticus
 Soprano Pipistrelle BatPiistrellus pygmaeus
BirdGreat TitParus major
 Black GrouseTetrao tetrix
 BlackbirdTurdus merula
 BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
 Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
 BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
 BuzzardButeo buteo
 ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
 ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
 Coal TitPeriparus ater
 Common GullLarus canus
 Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
 GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
 Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
 Grey HeronArdea cinerea
 HeronArdea sp.
 JayGarrulus glandarius
 Lesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret
 Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
 Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus
 MallardAnas platyrhynchos
 Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
 OspreyPandion haliaetus
 OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus
 PeregrineFalco peregrinus
 Red KiteMilvus milvus
 RedpollCarduelis flammea
 RobinErithacus rubecula
 SiskinCarduelis spinus
 SkylarkAlauda arvensis
 Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
 StonechatSaxicola torquata
 Tree CreeperCerthia familiaris
 WhitethroatSylvia communis
 Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
 WoodcockScolopax rusticola
 WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
InvertebratesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma Cyathigerum
 Black DarterSympetrum danae
 Buckfast Honey BeesApis mellifera
 Chequered Skipper ButterflyCarterocephalus palaemon
 Emperor DragonflyAnax imperator
 Four-Spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculata
 Golden Ringed DragonflyCordulegaster boltonii
 Green Tiger BeetleCicindella campestris
 Large Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula
 Orange LadybirdHalyzia 16-guttata
 Orange Tip ButterflyAnthocharis cardamines
 Peacock ButterflyNymphalis io
 Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta
 Scotch Argus ButterflyErebia aethiops
 Speckled Wood ButterflyPararge aegeria

Our species list was initiated during ecological surveys by Rafe Dewar and colleagues at (MacArthur Green, during 2014. Observations made then have been extended by further observations.)