EcoRecords

The contents of this page are for those who wish to be amazed at the number and diversity of species that can be found down at Deers Leap Wood and in the surrounding estate; as well as for keen naturalists who like to know precisely what they may find and enjoy long latin names! 

Hopefully as the site develops and matures new species will be added to the list by the Friends that can help tell the on-going story of this wonderful natural habitat.  

Composite Species List supplied by The Wildlife Trust’s EcoRecords Database BM055 DEARS LEAP WOOD

Includes records of wider M&B Recreation Ground site. Published on 26/03/2010)

 Tracheophyta                               Vascular plants
Acer campestre                                 Field Maple
Acer platanoides                               Norway Maple
Acer pseudoplatanus                        Sycamore
Achillea millefolium                           Yarrow
Aegopodium podagraria                  Ground-elder
Aesculus hippocastanum                  Horse-chestnut
Agrostis capillaris                              Common Bent
Agrostis stolonifera                           Creeping Bent
Alisma plantago-aquatica                Water-plantain
Alliaria petiolata                                Garlic Mustard
Alnus glutinosa                                   Alder
Angelica sylvestris                             Wild Angelica
Anthriscus sylvestris                         Cow Parsley
Apium nodiflorum                              Fool’s Water-cress
Armoracia rusticana                         Horse-radish
Arrhenatherum elatius                     False Oat-grass
Artemisia absinthium                       Wormwood
Artemisia vulgaris                             Mugwort
Athyrium filix-femina                       Lady Fern
Bellis perennis                                    Daisy
Betula pendula                                   Silver Birch
Betula pubescens                               Downy Birch
Betula sp.                                             a birch
Buddleja davidii                                  Butterfly-bush
Buxus sempervirens                          Box
Callitriche sp.                                      a water-starwort
Caltha palustris                                  Marsh Marigold
Calystegia sepium s.l.                        Hedge Bindweed
Calystegia silvatica                            Large Bindweed
Cardamine flexuosa                           Wavy Bitter-cress
Cardamine hirsuta                             Hairy Bitter-cress
Carex hirta                                          Hairy Sedge
Centaurea nigra                                 Common Knapweed
Centaurium erythraea                      Common Centaury
Cerastium fontanum                         Common Mouse-ear
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana             Lawson’s Cypress
Chamerion angustifolium                 Rosebay Willowherb
Cirsium arvense                                 Creeping Thistle
Cirsium vulgare                                  Spear Thistle
Coniferae sp.                                       a conifer (unidentified)
Cornus sanguinea                              Dogwood
Corylus avellana                                Hazel
Cotoneaster sp.                                  a cotoneaster
Crataegus monogyna                       Hawthorn
Crepis capillaris                                 Smooth Hawk’s-beard
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
(C.aurea x pottsii)                             Montbretia
Crocus sp.                                           a crocus
Cytisus scoparius                              Broom
Dactylis glomerata                           Cock’s-foot
Deschampsia caespitosa                 Tufted Hair-grass
Digitalis purpurea                             Foxglove
Dipsacus fullonum sens. lat.            Wild Teasel
Dryopteris dilatata                           Broad Buckler-fern
Dryopteris filix-mas agg.                 Male Fern
Elodea canadensis                            Canadian Waterweed
Elytrigia repens                                Common Couch
Epilobium hirsutum                          Great Willowherb
Epilobium montanum                      Broad-leaved Willowherb
Equisetum arvense                          Field Horsetail
Euphorbia peplus                             Petty Spurge
Fagus sylvatica                                Beech
Fallopia japonica                              Japanese Knotweed
Festuca rubra agg.                           Red Fescue
Filipendula ulmaria                           Meadowsweet
Frangula alnus                                  Alder Buckthorn
Fraxinus excelsior                             Ash
Galium aparine                                  Cleavers
Geranium endressii                           French Crane’s-bill
Geranium molle                                 Dove’s-foot Crane’s-bill
Geranium pratense                           Meadow Crane’s-bill
Geranium robertianum                    Herb-robert
Glyceria fluitans                                Floating Sweet-grass
Glyceria maxima                               Reed Sweet-grass
Hedera helix                                        Ivy
Heracleum sphondylium                   Hogweed
Hieracium sp.                                      a hawkweed
Holcus lanatus                                    Yorkshire-fog
Holcus mollis                                       Creeping Soft-grass
Hyacinthoides non-scripta               Bluebell
Hypericum perforatum                     Perforate St. John’s-wort
Ilex aquifolium                                    Holly
Impatiens glandulifera                      Indian Balsam
Iris pseudacorus                                 Yellow Iris
Juncus effusus                                     Soft Rush
Laburnum anagyroides                     Laburnum
Lamium album                                    White Dead-nettle
Lemna minor                                       Common Duckweed
Leucanthemum vulgare                    Oxeye Daisy
Ligustrum ovalifolium                        Garden Privet  
Ligustrum vulgare                              Wild Privet
Linaria vulgaris                                   Common Toadflax
Lolium perenne                                    Perennial Rye-grass
Lonicera periclymenum                     Honeysuckle
Lychnis flos-cuculi                               Ragged Robin
Lysimachia vulgaris                            Yellow Loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria                                Purple-loosestrife
Malus domestica                                 Apple
Malus sp.                                               an apple
Malus sylvestris sens. lat.                   Apple
Medicago lupulina                               Black Medick
Melilotus officinalis                              Ribbed Melilot
Mentha aquatica                                  Water Mint
Mycelis muralis                                     Wall Lettuce
Myosotis scorpioides                            Water Forget-me-not
Myosotis sylvatica                                Wood Forget-me-not
Narcissus agg.                                        a garden daffodil
Oenanthe crocata                                 Hemlock Water-dropwort
Oenothera biennis                                 Common Evening-primrose
Persicaria maculosa                             Redshank
Phalaris arundinacea                           Reed Canary-grass
Phleum pratense sens.lat.                    Timothy
Phyllitis scolopendrium                        Hart’s-tongue fern
Pilosella aurantiaca                              Fox-and-cubs
Pinus nigra                                             Austrian Pine
Pinus sylvestris                                      Scots Pine
Plantago lanceolata                              Ribwort Plantain
Plantago major                                      Greater Plantain
Platanus x hispanica
(P.occidentalis x orientalis)                  London Plane
Poa annua                                               Annual Meadow-grass
Poa pratensis sens.lat.                           Smooth Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis                                             Rough Meadow-grass
Populus nigra ‘Italica’                            Lombardy-poplar
Populus sp.                                               a poplar
Primula veris                                           Cowslip
Prunella vulgaris                                     Selfheal
Prunus avium                                           Wild Cherry
Prunus laurocerasus                               Cherry Laurel
Prunus sp.                                                 a planted cherry
Prunus spinosa                                         Blackthorn
Pteridium aquilinum                                Bracken
Pteridopsida sp.                                        a fern (unidentified)
Quercus robur                                          Pedunculate Oak
Ranunculus acris                                      Meadow Buttercup
Ranunculus bulbosus                               Bulbous Buttercup
Ranunculus flammula                              Lesser Spearwort
Ranunculus repens                                   Creeping Buttercup
Rhododendron ponticum                         Rhododendron
Ribes sanguineum                                     Flowering Currant
Rosa arvensis                                             Field Rose
Rosa canina agg.                                       Dog Rose
Rosa sp. a rose                                           (unidentified)
Rubus fruticosus agg.                               Bramble
Rubus idaeus                                              Raspberry
Rumex acetosa                                           Common Sorrel
Rumex crispus                                            Curled Dock
Rumex hydrolapathum                             Water Dock
Rumex obtusifolius                                    Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex sanguineus                                    Wood Dock
Salix alba                                                    White Willow
Salix babylonica                                        Weeping Willow
Salix caprea                                               Goat Willow
Salix cinerea                                              Grey Willow
Salix fragilis                                               Crack Willow
Salix purpurea                                           Purple Willow
Salix sp.                                                       a sallow
Sambucus nigra                                        Elder
Sanguisorba minor ssp. minor               Salad Burnet
Scabiosa columbaria                               Small Scabious
Senecio jacobaea                                     Common Ragwort
Senecio squalidus                                     Oxford Ragwort
Senecio vulgaris                                       Groundsel
Silene dioica                                              Red Campion
Silene latifolia                                           White Campion
Silene vulgaris                                          Bladder Campion
Sisymbrium officinale                             Hedge Mustard
Solanum dulcamara                                Bittersweet
Solidago canadensis                                Canadian Goldenrod
Sonchus oleraceus                                   Smooth Sow-thistle
Sorbus aucuparia                                     Rowan
Sorbus intermedia sens.str.                    the Swedish Whitebeam
Stachys sylvatica                                     Hedge Woundwort
Stellaria graminea                                    Lesser Stitchwort
Stellaria media agg.                                 Chickweed
Symphoricarpos albus                             Snowberry
Symphytum officinale                              Common Comfrey
Tanacetum vulgare                                  Tansy
Taraxacum officinale agg.                      Dandelion
Taxus baccata Yew
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos
(T. x vulgaris)                                            Lime
Tilia platyphyllos                                      Large-leaved Lime
Tilia sp.                                                       a lime
Trifolium pretense                                   Red Clover
Trifolium repens                                       White Clover
Tripleurospermum inodorum                 Scentless Mayweed
Tussilago farfara                                       Colt’s-foot
Typha latifolia                                            Great Reedmace
Ulex europaeus                                          Gorse
Ulmus glabra                                              Wych Elm
Urtica dioica                                               Common Nettle
Valeriana officinalis                                   Common Valerian
Viburnum opulus                                        Guelder-rose
Vicia cracca                                                Tufted Vetch
Vicia sativa ssp. sativa                              Common Vetch

 Aves                                                          Birds
Accipiter nisus                                          Sparrowhawk
Apus apus                                                  Swift
Ardea cinerea                                           Grey Heron
Carduelis carduelis                                  Goldfinch
Carduelis chloris                                       Greenfinch
Carduelis flammea                                   Redpoll
Columba livia (feral)                                Feral Pigeon
Columba oenas                                         Stock Dove
Columba palumbus                                  Woodpigeon
Corvus corone corone                             Carrion crow
Delichon urbica                                         House Martin
Erithacus rubecula                                   Robin
Falco tinnunculus                                     Kestrel
Fringilla coelebs                                        Chaffinch
Hirundo rustica                                         Swallow
Larus ridibundus                                       Black-headed Gull
Motacilla alba yarrellii                             Pied Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea                                       Grey Wagtail
Parus caeruleus                                         Blue Tit
Parus major                                               Great Tit
Passer domesticus                                    House Sparrow
Pica pica                                                     Magpie
Prunella modularis                                   Dunnock
Pyrrhula pyrrhula                                     Bullfinch
Regulus regulus                                         Goldcrest
Streptopelia decaocto                              Collared Dove
Sturnus vulgaris                                        Starling
Troglodytes troglodytes                          Wren
Turdus merula                                          Blackbird
Turdus philomelos                                    Song Thrush
Turdus viscivorus                                     Mistle Thrush
 
Mammalia                                               Mammals
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 Odonata                                                  Dragonflies
Anisoptera sp.                                          a dragonfly
 
Diptera                                                     Flies
Baccha sp.                                                  a hoverfly
Bibio marci                                                 St Marks Fly
Crumomyia nitida                                     a lesser dung fly
Dasysyrphus lunulatus                             a hoverfly
Dilophus febrilis                                         Fever Fly
Euphranta toxoneura                               a gall fly
Lonchoptera lutea                                     a pointed-wing fly
Ormosia lineate                                         a cranefly
Phaonia palpate                                        a muscid fly
Syrphus ribesii                                           a hoverfly
Tipulidae sp.                                               a cranefly
 
Fungi                                                          Fungi
Armillaria mellea                                       Honey Fungus
Hirneola auricula-judae                            Jew’s Ear fungus
Mycena sp.                                                  a basidiomycete fungus
Piptoporus betulinus                                 Birch Polypore
Trametes versicolor                                  a basidiomycete
Xylaria hypoxylon                                     Candle-snuff Fungus

Historical species records from before 1987 relate solely to the Fungi records. All other species records relate to the period (1987 – 2010).

Past records of the presence of a species do not guarantee continued occurrence. Absence of records does not imply absence of a species, only that no records are held.

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