Location rankings

Rank Title Description Species total
51 John Walker's garden, West Notts.

A small (c100m2) urban garden with a small (1m2) pond, not specifically managed for wildlife apart from being left rather unkempt. Situated on the edge of town with rough grassland and arable farmland to the north, ornamental trees planted by the local council on the adjacent plot.  Moth trapping since 2002 started my interest in PSL at home, over 40% of my records are now from this site.

52 Crossways: John Lyden's garden and meadow

Moved into the garden (and house) in summer 2015. 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.

53 Hollingbury Wildpark LNR

A chalk grassland area to the north of Brighton. It includes a golf course, meadows, a set-aside field, woodland and scrub.

54 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.

55 Stephen Howarth's garden in South Lincolnshire

Small garden in a little village surrounded by farmland, on the edge of the fens, so attracting some wetland species. Regular moth trapping and other casual records. We moved in here in February 2018.

56 Gaywood Valley: Osier Marsh

Grass marshland, The Woodland Trust's Reffley Wood and domestic residences on eastern edge of King's Lynn, Norfolk.

57 Fishwick Local Nature Reserve, Preston

This LNR is a mixture of a reclaimed landfill site; an allotment; a relic apple orchard; a watercress farm; a typha swamp and a woodland.  There are 7 grassland areas that have been developed on the landfill sites.  There are 3 permanent ponds and a number of temporary ponds.  Throslock Wood at the eastern end of the Reserve is a Biological Heritage Site which is made up of mature, native non-plantation woodland.




58 Aylesbury Garden

Ryan Clark's garden in Aylesbury. Set in a urban location and not really managed especially for wildlife apart from; a small area of meadow flowers, a 1m square pond and some nesting space for bees and wasps.

59 TQ4335 (Forest Row, East Sussex)

The kilometre square just to the north of the village of Forest Row, mostly comprising Tablehurst Farm (organic) and Emerson College. There are small ghyll streams, several large ponds, clusters of Ancient Woodland, and meadow, as well as the old railway line (now the Forest Way) and the river Medway.

An ongoing project started 1 January 2015 by Forest Row natural history group.

60 Southerham Sussex Wildlife Trust Reserve

Picturesque rolling downland with chalk grassland flowers and butterflies, set in a working livestock farm as part of the wider Lewes Downs area.




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