Location rankings

Rank Title Description Species total
31 RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond

A large reserve on the south-east shore of Loch Lomond with a huge variety of habitats, including dry ancient woodland, carr, conifer plantation, wet meadows, ditches, rivers and streams, ponds, bog, fen, dry grassland, rocky shore, sandy shore, and the magnificent loch itself.

1869
32 Sutton Courtenay (1km square)

A 1km square in the middle of the Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, covering the river Thames and some scrubby bits of waste ground, a 'millenium common' (rank scrubby grassland), and some gardens. Recorded in by Richard Comont for the 2013 and 2014 1000 species in a 1km square challenges

1843
33 Malling Down Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Superb chalk-grassland and scrub with many typical and rare flowers and invertebrates, all within walking distance of Lewes town centre. 1/8th of all the species of beetle in the UK have been recorded at Malling Down!

 

1679
34 Filsham Reedbed Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

A reedbed with ditches and pools set in a river valley floodplain between Bexhill and Hastings.

1638
35 Whiteknights Park

The main campus of the University of Reading. Records from staff and students both past and present, as well as visiting recorders. For more information and complete species lists, see our biodiversity blog.

1562
36 AJM's garden, Shotesham (Norfolk)

Fairly regular moth-trapping since 2006 plus other bits and pieces recorded sporadically. Includes birds/mammals seen from the garden too. Garden is a subset of the TM2499 site in these rankings. 

Last updated 23rd December 2019

1458
37 Marline Valley Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Close to the town of Hastings lies a deep wooded valley, or ghyll. At the bottom of this valley runs a stream, babbling over sandstone. Many mosses, liverworts and ferns are the reason for the site's designation as a SSSI but the neutral meadows abover the ghyll are also fantastically rich for wildlife.

1446
38 SP5595(ish), Whetstone, Leicestershire [M.P. Skevington]

This is the 1km square that I used for the 2013 1000 in 1km square challenge. It is half of SP5595 and half of SP5695, which conveniently includes my garden but excludes the part of SP5595 that is west of the M1 that fully bisects the square. I've lived here since 1994, and only recorded birds until 1999 when I started getting interesting in moths. I've run a garden moth trap regularly since 2000, but anything else has been casual additions until the 2013 challenge when I looked at bit harder.

1438
39 JN Garden, Orton Waterville

A suburban garden, home to regular moth recording over the last 4 years (current moth list heading towards 800) plus miscellaneous other taxa. Approx 1/3 acre in size, with a pond, native planting, woodland border, annuals and some rough grass.

1320
40 Rothamsted Trap 664, Wheldrake, nr York

Running since May 2010, this light trap is part of the long-running Rothamsted Insect Survey and contributes data essential to the long-term monitoring of moth populations. 0.000025ha.

1217

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