Location rankings

Rank Title Description Species total
41 Nigel Jones's Romsey Garden, Hampshire

Moved here in 1996. This garden is one hectare of mixed broad-leaved woodland (mainly oak, beech and birch) plus a small area of wild grassland, lawns and three ponds. In 2019 recorded 1010 species in garden as a year list.

42 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.

43 Whitlingham C.P. (Norfolk)

Landscaped flooded gravel workings with small areas of parkland, agriculture and deciduous woodland. A local nature reserve run by the Whitlingham Charitable Trust & Broads Authority. The lakes are not actually broads, and nobody other than the Broads Authority call it 'Britain's Magical Waterland'. Whitlingham is known locally for its winter wildfowl, but also has a number of county first fungi records.

44 Bekynton House

Richard Comont's garden in Sutton Courtenay, South Oxfordshire - just under 1/4 of an acre, including the house, scene of regular moth trapping and ad hoc other recording between 2011 and the end of 2014

45 Crossways: John Lyden's garden and meadow

Moved into the garden (and house) in summer 2014. About 1.5 acre garden, with "wood", orchard, pond etc and 4.5 acre traditional upland hay meadow, all managed organically. Located in the Clun Forest area of the Shropshire Hills, on the Welsh border. Sandwiched between Rhos Fiddle nature reserve and Riddings Wood PAWS, with a couple of houses and upland grazing. The meadow is a Local Wildlife Site.

46 Walters Ash, Buckinghamshire

Neil Fletcher's garden.  Regular moth-trapping and ad hoc recording over 15 years in semi-rural garden adjacent to Naphill Common.

47 Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire - (SJ548834)

Norton Priory is a historic site in Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th-century country house; it is now a museum.

48 Mark Telfer's garden, Bedfordshire

Recording since 2004. Rarely run a light trap. No pond. List includes 6 Red Data Book invertebrates, though mostly species with out-of-date statuses: Gonocerus acuteangulatus (Box Bug), Ero aphana (spider), Scydmaenus rufus (beetle), Gorytes laticinctus (wasp), Choleva cisteloides (beetle) and Hecatera dysodea (Small Ranunculus). Also 22 Nationally Scarce species.

49 MWS garden, West Berks

Malcolm Storey's old garden in West Berkshire. We lived there from 1990 to 2013. Pond, wildlife meadow. Adjoins ancient woodland (derelict chestnut coppice) and pine plantation, and is close to the heathland of Bucklebury Common. Ad hoc recording and a few years of moth trapping in the spring.

50 Titchfield Haven NNR

Hampshire County Council - wetland reserve. Reedbed, fen, pools, man-made scrapes, wet meadows etc. Also including the seafront & canal path.



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