The meadows and veg plot

About half of Creatureland is made up of ancient wildflower meadow containing mostly red clover, birds foot trefoil, buttercups and knapweed. For a more extensive list please see the survey findings at the bottom of the page! Our aim is to protect and enhance the wildflower meadows through sensitive management including grazing and sowing additional native species.

Species identified by Mike Mullis in his survey of Creatureland on 24/06/2022:

BIRDS

1 Blackbird 24/06/2022 TQ621247 2 Heard calling /flew over

2 Blackcap 24/06/2022 TQ621247 1 Heard calling meadow edge

3 Blue Tit 24/06/2022 TQ621247 2 Heard calling woodland edge

4 Carrion Crow 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 2 Flew over

5 Chaffinch 24/06/2022 TQ621247 1 Heard calling pond/woodland edge

6 Chiffchaff 24/06/2022 TQ621247 3 Heard calling meadow & wood edges

7 Coal Tit 24/06/2022 TQ621247 2 Heard calling pond area & wood edge

8 Dunnock 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 Heard calling pond area

9 Goldfinch 24/06/2022 TQ621248 3 Heard calling/ seen in veg plot

10 Great Tit 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 Heard calling woodland edge

11 Grey Wagtail 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1 Flew over meadow calling

12 Long-tailed Tit 24/06/2022 TQ621248 3 Heard calling pond area

13 Magpie 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 Heard calling

14 Mallard 24/06/2022 TQ621247 2 2 on pond

15 Nuthatch 24/06/2022 TQ621247 3 Heard calling track entrance to wood

16 Pheasant 24/06/2022 TQ621249 1 Heard calling inside woodland

17 Song Thrush 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 Heard calling meadow edge

18 Treecreeper 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2 Heard calling woodland areas

19 Woodpigeon 24/06/2022 TQ621248 3 Flew over/heard calling

20 Wren 24/06/2022 TQ621248 5+ Heard calling woodland/track edge

BUTTERFLIES

1 Comma 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

2 Large Skipper 24/06/2022 TQ621248 10+

3 Large White 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

4 Meadow Brown 24/06/2022 TQ621248 100+

5 RInglet 24/06/2022 TQ621249 2

6 Small Skipper 24/06/2022 TQ621248 5+

7 Small Tortoiseshell 24/06/2022 TQ621249 1

8 Speckled Wood 24/06/2022 TQ620250 1

MOTHS

1 Silver-Y 24/06/2022 TQ621249 1

2 Straw Dot 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

3 Celypha lacunana 24/06/2022 TQ621248 4

4 Chrysoteuchia culmella 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

5 Micropterix aruncella 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

ODONATA – DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

1 Broad-bordered Chaser 24/06/2022 TQ621249 1

2 Emperor Dragonfly 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

3 Beautiful Demoiselle 24/06/2022 TQ620250 2

4 White-legged Damselfly 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

HOVERFLIES

1 Chrysotoxum bicinctum 24/06/2022 TQ621248 3

2 Episyrphus balteatus 24/06/2022 TQ621248 10+

3 Eristalis intricaria 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

4 Eristalis nemorum 24/06/2022 TQ621248 5+

5 Eristalis pertinax 24/06/2022 TQ621248 10+

6 Eristalis tenax 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

7 Eupeodes latifasciatus 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

8 Eupeodes luniger 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

9 Helophilus pendulus 24/06/2022 TQ621248 10+

10 Myathropa florea 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

11 Platycheirus rosarum 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

12 Platycheirus albimanus 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

13 Scaeva pyrastri 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

14 Sphaerophoria scripta 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

15 Syrphus sp. 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

16 Volucella bombylans 24/06/2022 TQ620249 1

17 Volucella inflata 24/06/2022 TQ620249 1

18 Volucella pellucens 24/06/2022 TQ620249 1

19 Xylota sylvarum 24/06/2022 TQ620249 1

BEES

1 Buff-tailed Bumblebee 24/06/2022 TQ621248 4

2 Common Carder Bee 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

3 Honeybee 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

4 Red-tailed Bumblebee 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

5 Vestal Cuckoo Bee 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

6 ??? (photo’d but yet to be ID’d) 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

7 ??? (photo’d but yet to be ID’d) 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

WASPS

1 Common Wasp 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

2 Hornet 24/06/2022 TQ621248 2

3 ??? (photo’d but yet to be ID’d) 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

4 ??? (photo’d but yet to be ID’d) 24/06/2022 TQ621248 1

FLORA

1 Agrimony 24/06/2022 TQ621249

2 Bird’s-foot Trefoil 24/06/2022 TQ621248

3 Bluebell 24/06/2022 TQ620250

4 Broad-leaved Dock 24/06/2022 TQ621249

5 Common Nettle 24/06/2022 TQ621249

6 Common Sorrel 24/06/2022 TQ621248

7 Common Spotted Orchid 24/06/2022 TQ621248

8 Common St John’s Wort 24/06/2022 TQ620249

9 Creeping Buttercup 24/06/2022 TQ621248

10 Creeping Thistle 24/06/2022 TQ621248

11 Dog Rose 24/06/2022 TQ620249

12 Early Purple Orchid 24/06/2022 TQ619249

13 Foxglove 24/06/2022 TQ620250

14 Greater Bird’s-foot Trefoil 24/06/2022 TQ620249

15 Lesser Knapweed 24/06/2022 TQ621248

16 Lesser Stitchwort 24/06/2022 TQ621248

17 Marsh Thistle 24/06/2022 TQ620251

18 Meadow Buttercup 24/06/2022 TQ621248

19 Meadow Vetchling 24/06/2022 TQ621248

20 Narrow-leaved Plantain 24/06/2022 TQ621248

21 Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage 24/06/2022 TQ619249

22 Primrose 24/06/2022 TQ620251

23 Red Clover 24/06/2022 TQ621248

24 Rough Hawkbit 24/06/2022 TQ620249

25 Self-heal 24/06/2022 TQ621248

26 Sweet Briar/Wild Rose 24/06/2022 TQ620249

27 Tufted Vetch 24/06/2022 TQ621248

28 White Clover 24/06/2022 TQ621248

29 Wild currant (non-native) 24/06/2022 TQ620251

30 Wild Carrot 24/06/2022 TQ621248