Bayfordbury wildlife recording

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This page is work in progress, more species to come, draft gallery page here

A selection of species to look for at Bayfordbury

Orchids

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Bee orchid is one of the notable grassland species.

More about Bee Orchids

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Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii)
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Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptys pyramidalis)

Butterflies and moths

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Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) needs shade and is usually seen around trees. Here it is resting on Indian Bean tree leaves.
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Mother Shipton (Euclidia mi) is a spectacular day-flying moth typical in open grasslands. Photographed in Rough Hills.

Fungi

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King Alfred's Cake (Daldinia concentrica) on dead wood in Hook's Grove.
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Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) on a decaying tree in Sailors Grove.

Fairy rings at Bayfordbury

Shieldbugs

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Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus)
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Tortoise Bug (Eurigaster testudinaria)