Wildlife in Northwich Woodlands

Birds to look out for in Northwich Woodlands

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Paul Hill has produced a species list of  birds recorded in the Woodlands.  Please let us know of any sightings you make by leaving a comment.

Macro Moths in Northwich Woodlands

Paul has also produced a species list of macro moths recorded in the Northwich Woodlands.   The list  is the result of regular moth trapping  over the last decade.

Fungi you can find in Northwich Woodlands

Here is a list provided by Paul Hill of fungi in the Northwich Woodlands, which includes species found in 2009.

Full Species List for the Northwich Woodlands – 3,000 not out

Using data accrued from his almost daily visits to the site, records made available by the rECOrd (Cheshire Local Record Centre) and reports he had compliled during the course of ecological surveys, Paul Hill has compiled a list different species of flora and fauna within the Northwich Woodlands.  The latest version of Paul’s list can be found by clicking  FullSpeciesList#3.

5 Responses to “Wildlife in Northwich Woodlands”

  • Nice set of lists there – get in touch Paul and hopefully we can have a mooch through your moth trap prior to the fungal walk. Great stuff.

    Fungalpunk Dave

  • Paul Hill says:

    A single bittern was seen in the TA Coward reedbed at the weekend. This is the reedbed that can be seen across from the hide overlooking the mere. Although bitterns are still a relatively rare breeding bird in the UK, during the winter months they disperse from their breeding grounds in the UK and northern Europe. Most years we get at least one bird wintering in the reedbed, and some years up to four have been seen together.

  • Paul Hill says:

    Whilst many see Autumn as a time when the leaves turn yellows and golds, it also a time when the moths do!! Recent moths in the trap at Marbury have included Feathered Thorn, Barred Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow and Satellite. These moths are all browns, yellows and golden-type colours to camouflage them against the autumn leaves. Visit http://www.ukmoths.org.uk and type the moth name into the search engine to see what they look like.

  • The Friends of Anderton and Marbury says:

    Hi Paul, We have updated the post about the moth list to incorporate your comments.

  • Paul Hill says:

    The list of moths is the result of regular moth trapping in the Northwich Woodlands over the last decade!!

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