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Species Lists

Since restoring the downland pasture and putting the farm into the Countryside Stewardship scheme, there has been a steady increase in the number of species of plants and animals seen and living at Shabden Park Farm.

In order to monitor the effectiveness of our grazing routines and other land and livestock management, it is important to keep records of what we see in relation to how we manage the land.

This page comprises working lists of species of plants and animals resident or visiting the farm and will be added to as new species are identified. Scientific and vernacular names are given where known. Contributions by visitors to the farm are warmly welcomed, especially experts and keen amateurs, as is any interest in carrying out surveys or transects.

Please do contact us with any suggestions, sightings or enquiries.

The Mullein moth larva

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Butterflies
Moths
Other insects
Wildflowers
Trees
 

Birds

Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Red Kite [passing over]
Kestrel
Peregrine
Hobby
Pheasant
Woodcock
Common Gull
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove)
Cuckoo
Little Owl
Tawny Owl
Swift
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Swallow
Pied Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Redwing
Mistle Thrush
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Goldcrest
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Starling
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Goldfinch
Yellowhammer
Ring-necked parakeet
Lapwing
Common Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Red-legged Partridge
Ardea cinerea
Accipter nisus
Buteo buteo
Milvus milvus
Falco tinnunculus
Falco peregrinus
Falco subbuteo
Phasianus colchicus
Scolopax rusticola
Larus canus
Columba palumbus
Streptopelia decaocto
Columba livia
Cuculus canorus
Athene noctua
Strix aluco
Apus apus
Picus viridus
Dendrocopos major
Dendrocopus minor
Hirundo rustica
Motacilla alba
Troglodytes troglodytes
Prunella modularis
Erithacus rubecula
Turdus merula
Turdus pilaris
Turdus philomelos
Turdus iliacus
Turdus viscivorus
Sylvia borin
Sylvia atricapilla
Phylloscopus collybita
Phylloscopus trochilus
Regulus regulus
Aegithalos caudatus
Parus ater
Parus caeruleus
Parus major
Sitta europaea
Certhia familiaris
Garrulus glandarius
Pica pica
Corvus monedula
Corvus frugilegus
Corvus corone
Sturnus vulgaris
Fringilla coelebs
Carduelis chloris
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Carduelis carduelis
Emberiza citrinella
Psittacula krameri
Vanellus vanellus
Sylvia communis
Sylvia curruca
Alectoris rufa

Butterflies
Small Skipper
Essex Skipper
Large Skipper
Grizzled Skipper
Clouded Yellow
Brimstone
Large White
Small White
Orange Tip
Small Copper
Common Blue
Holly Blue
Red Admiral
Small Tortoiseshell
Peacock
Comma
Silver-washed Fritillary
Speckled Wood
Marbled White
Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown
Small Heath
Ringlet
Thymelicus sylvestris
Thymelicus lineola
Ochlodes venata
Pyrgus malvae
Colias croceus
Gonepteryx rhamni
Pieris brassicae
Pieris rapae
Anthocharis cardamines
Lycaena phlaeas
Polyommatus icarus
Celastrina argiolus
Vanessa atalanta
Aglais urticae
Inachis io
Polygonia c-album
Argynnis paphia
Pararge aegeria
Melanargia galathea
Pyronia tithonus
Maniola jurtina
Coenonympha pamphilus
Aphantopus hyperantus

Moths
Leopard
Buff Arches
Little Emerald
Dwarf Cream Wave
Riband Wave
Garden Carpet
Common Carpet
Green Carpet
Pretty Chalk Carpet
Small Rivulet
Double-striped Pug
Small Yellow Wave
Peppered
Mottled Beauty
Pebble Prominent
Dingy Footman
Scarce Footman
Common Footman
Ruby Tiger
Heart and Club
Heart and Dart
Flame
Large Yellow Underwing
Double Square-spot
Bright-line Brown-Eye
Hedge Rustic
Brown-line Bright-Eye
Smoky Wainscot
Dun-bar
Dark Arches
Marbled Minor agg.
Dusky Sallow
Ear
Uncertain
Rustic
Marbled White Spot
Scarce Silver-lines
Nut-tree Tussock
Small Fan-foot
Clay
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Pied Smudge / “Bugs Bunny”
Wainscot Neb
Dingy Dowd
Common Yellow Conch
Knapweed Conch
Chequered Twist
White-faced Twist
Dark Twist
Red-barred Tortrix
Barred Marble
Common Marble
Bramble-shoot
White-foot Bell
Garden Grass-veneer
Inlaid Grass-veneer
Hook-streak Grass-veneer
Straw Grass-veneer
Pearl Grass-veneer
Common Grey
Little Grey
Small Grey
Small Magpie
Olive Pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
Gold Triangle
Rosy Tabby
Bee
Common Plume
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Ypsolopha sequella
Monochroa palustrella
Blastobasis lignea
Agapeta hamana
Agapeta zoegana
Pandemis corylana
Pandemis cinnamomeana
Pandemis heparana
Ditula angustiorana
Celypha striana
Celypha lacunana
Epiblema uddmaniana
Epiblema foenella
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Crambus pascuella
Crambus lathoniellus
Agriphila straminella
Catoptria pinella
Scoparia ambigualis
Dipleurina lacustrata
Eudonia mercurella
Eurrhypara hortulata
Udea olivalis
Pleuroptya ruralis
Hypsopygia costalis
Endochrita flammealis
Apomis sociella
Emmelina monodactyla

Dragonflies

Emperor
Southern Hawker
Common Darter

Anax imperator
Aeshna cyanaea
Symetrum striolatum

Mammals
Mole
Hedgehog
Fox
Badger
Weasel
Polecat Ferret
Rabbit
Grey Squirrel
Common Rat
House Mouse
Roe Deer
Bats to come...
Talpa europaea
Erinaceus europaeus
Vulpes vulpes
Meles meles
Mustela nivalis

Oryctolagus cuniculus
Sciurus carolinensis
Rattus norvegicus
Mus musculus
Capreolus capreolus

Reptiles and Amphibians
Common Frog
Slow Worm
Grass Snake
Adder
Common Toad
Rana temporaria
Anguis fragilis
Natrix natrix
Vipera berus

Fungi

   

Other insects
(all in one category until further expert help!)
Bee Fly  

Lichens
  Xanthoria parietina
Parmelia caperata

Wildflowers

Agrimony
Alsike clover
Barren strawberry
Bee orchid
Birdsfoot trefoil
Black medick
Bluebell
Bracken
Bramble
Broad-leaved dock
Broad-leaved willowherb
Broom
Bugle
Bulbous buttercup
Burnet saxifrage
Catsear
Cherry laurel
Cleavers
Clustered bellflower
Cocksfoot
Common centaury
Common chickweed
Common dog violet
Common field speedwell
Common mallow
Common mouse-ear
Common orache
Common poppy
Common ragwort
Common spotted orchid
Common vetch
Cow parsley
Creeping buttercup
Creeping cinquefoil
Creeping thistle
Creeping thistle
Crosswort
Daisy
Dandelion
Dandelion
Dog's mercury
Dovesfoot cranesbill
Druce's cranesbill
Dwarf thistle
Enchanter's nightshade
Equal-leaved knotgrass
Eyebright
Eyebright
Fat hen
Field bindweed
Field forgetmenot
Field scabious
Garden arabis
Garden mallow
Garlic mustard
Germander speedwell
Great burdock
Great mullein
Greater burnet saxifrage
Greater celandine
Greater stitchwort
Green alkanet
Ground ivy
Groundsel
Hairy bittercress
Hawthorn
Hedge bindweed
Hedge parsley
Hedge woundwort
Henbit dead-nettle
Herb robert
Hogweed
Holly
Honesty
Honeysuckle
Hop trefoil
Horse radish
Ivy
Ivy-leaved speedwell
Japanese cowslip
Japanese knotweed
Japanese rose
Lady's bedstraw
Lesser celandine
Lesser trefoil
Lords and ladies
Male fern
Marjoram
Meadow buttercup
Meadow cranesbill
Moschatel
Mouse-ear hawkweed
Mugwort
Narrow-leaved hawkweed
Nettle-leaved bellflower
Oil-seed rape
Opium poppy
Ox-eye daisy
Pale St John's wort
Perforate St John's wort
Pyramidal orchid
Red campion
Red clover
Red dead-nettle
Red leg
Rest-harrow
Ribwort plantain
Rosebay
Rough sowthistle
Self-heal
Sticky mouse-ear
Silverweed
Slender bedstraw
Small scabious
Snowberry
Spanish bluebell
Spotted hawkweed
Stinging nettle
Summer snowflake
Sun spurge
Thale cress
Thyme-leaved speedwell
Travellers joy
Tufted vetch
Vervain
Wavy bittercress
Weld
Welted thistle
White bryony
White campion
White clover
White comfrey
White dead-nettle
White helleborine
White mignonette
Wild basil
Wild marjoram
Wild mignonette
Wild parsnip
Wild strawberry
Wild thyme
Wintercress
Wood dog violet
Wood forgetmenot
Wood spurge
Woodruff
Yarrow
Yellow archangel
Yellow rattle
Yellow birds-nest
Agrimonia eupatoria
Trifolium hybridum
Potentilla sterilis

Lotus corniculatus
Medicago lupulina
Hyacinthoides non-scriptus
Pteridium aquilinium
Rubus fruticosus agg.
Rumex obtusifolius
Epilobium montanum
Cytisus scoparious
Ajuga reptans
Ranunculus bulbosus
Pimpinella saxifraga
Hypochaeris radicata
Prunus laurocerasus
Galium aparine
Campanula glomerata
Dactylis glomerata
Centaurium erythraea
Stellaria media
Viola riviniana
Veronica persica
Malva sylvestris
Cerastium fontanum
Atriplex patula
Papaver rhoeas
Senecio jacobaea

Viscia sativa
Anthriscus sylvestris
Ranunculus repens
Potentilla reptans
Circium arvense
Cirsium arvense
Cruciata laevipes
Bellis perennis
Taraxacum officinale sect. erythrosperma
Taraxacum officinale sect. ruderalia
Mercurialis perennis
Geranium molle
Geranium oxianum (x)
Cirsium acaule
Circaea lutetiana
Polygonum arenastrum
Euphrasia nemorosa
Euphrasia pseudokerneri
Chenopodium album
Convolvulus arvensis
Myostis arvensis
Knautia arvensis
Arabis caucasica
Lavatera thuringiaca agg.
Alliaria petiolata
Veronica chamaedrys
Arctium lappa
Verbascum nigrum
Pimpinella major
Chelidonium majus
Stellaria holostia
Pentaglossis sempervirens
Glechoma hederavea
Senecio vulgaris
Cardamine hirsuta
Crataegus monogyna
Calystegia sepium
Torilis japonica
Stachys sylvatica
Lamium amplexicaule
Geranium robertianum
Heracleum sphondylium
Ilex aquifolium
Lunaria annua
Lonicera periclymenum

Armoracia rusticana
Ficus helix
Veronica hederifolia ssp lucorum
Primula japonica
Fallopia japonica
Rosa rugosa
Galium verum
Ranunculus ficaria
Trifolium dubium
Arum maculatum
Dryopteris filix-mas
Origanum vulgare
Ranunculus acris
Geranium pratense
Adoxa moschatellina
Pilosella officinarum
Artemesia vulgari
Hieracium sabaudum
Campanula trachelium
Brassica napus var. oleifera
Papaver somniferum
Leucantherum vugare
Hypericum montanum
Hypericum perforatum

Silene dioica
Trifolium pratense
Lamium purpureum
Persicaria maculosa
Ononsis repens
Plantago lanceolata
Chamerion angustifolium
Sonchus asper
Prunella vulgaris
Cerastium glomeratum
Potentilla anserina
Galium pumilium
Scabiosa columbaria
Symphoricarpos albus
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Hieracium maculatum
Urtica dioica
Leucojum aestivum (garden variety)
Euphorbia helioscopia
Arabidopsis thaliana
Veronica serpylifolia
Clematis vitalba
Vicia cracca
Verbena officinalis
Cardamine flexuosa
Reseda luteola
Carduus crispus
Bryonia dioica
Silene latifolia
Trifolium repens
Symphytum orientale
Lamium album

Reseda alba
Clinopodium vulgare

Reseda lutea
Pastinaca sativa
Fragria vesca

Barbarea vulgaris
Viola reichenbachiana
Myostis sylvatica
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Galium odoratum
Achillea millefolium
Lamiastrum galeobdolon argentatum

Monotropa hypopitys

Trees
Ash
Beech
Bird cherry
Blackthorn
Elder
Hazel
Horse chestnut
Pendunculate oak
Silver birch
Sycamore
Fraxinus excelsior
Fagus sylvatica
Prunus padus
Prunus spinosa
Sambucus nigra
Corylus avellana
Aesculus hippocastanum
Quercus robur
Betula pendula
Acer pseudoplatanus

   

Links
 

RSPB
BTO
Butterfly Conservation
Surrey Butterflies
UK Moths
UK Lepidoptera
Atropos
BDS
Bat Conservation Trust
SWT
ABFG
British Mycological Society
British Lichen Society
The Mammal Society
The Woodland Trust

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
British Trust for Ornithology
Saving butterflies, moths and their habitats
Local branch of Butterfly Conservation for field trips, events and information
Brilliant identification site - try the top 20 for a first ID
Excellent photos but harder for the novice to use
Journal for butterflies, moths and dragonflies website
British Dragonfly Society
Bat information including local groups
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Association of British Fungus Groups
Promoting fungal science - not a field guide
Publications and information - not a photo guide
Dedicated to the study and conservation of British mammals
Protection of our native woodland heritage
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