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Blinkbonny is a working woodland. It was planted with a mixture of Japanese Larch, Scots Pine and Norway Spruce around about 1960, and had been plantation prior to that. Like a lot of plantation woodland the density of tree planting precluded a wide range of species, but we have been managing it with a much higher priority for bio-diversity over the last ten years.

We are trying to map the flora and fauna of the woodland, but are far from experts in the field. We will use this page to list all the species that are identified by ourselves or visitors to the wood.


 Trees Flora Fungi Mammals Birds & Bats Insects Amphibians
 Scots Pine Gorse Cep Brown Hare Buzzard Midge Frogs ?
 Japanese Larch Bluebell Bracket  Rabbit Black Bird Dragonfly Toads?
 Sessile Oak Willow herb Fly Agaric Roe Deer Robin Mayfly Newt
 Rowan Primrose Stinkhorns Fox Greenfinch Water Boatmen 
 Hazel Dog rose  Weasel


 Honey bee 
 Holly Thistle  Rat Pheasant Wasps 
 Alder Lupin  Hedgehog Woodcock Bumble Bee 
 Sweet Chestnut Foxglove  Wood mouse Barn Owl Woodlice 
 Horse Chestnut Blackberry  Stoat Kestrel Ants? 
 Aspen Wild raspberry  Field mouse Sparrows Spiders? 
 Ash Cocksfoot  Badger Wren Ladybird - 7 spot 
 Norway Spruce Meadow foxtail  Grey Squirrel Pied Wagtail Beetles ? 
 Willow Timothy   House martinsMayfly 
 Ash Yorkshire fog   Swallows Wood Ant 
 Crab Apple Dogwood   Treecreeper Butterflies 
 Beech Heather   Wood Pigeon Peacock 
 Purple Beech Tufted vetch   Thrush Cabbage White 
 Silver Birch Birdsfoot trefoil   Chaffinch Red Admiral 
 Elder Dandelion   Willow Warbler  
 Sycamore Buttercup   Chiffchaff  
 Blackthorn Speedwell   Cuckoo  
 Box Dock   Blue Tit  
 Downy Birch Nettle   Great Tit  
  Blaeberry   Green Woodpecker  
  Ox eye daisy   Lapwing  
  Snowdrops   Jay  
  Yarrow   Long tailed tit  
  Creeping bent   Common pipistrelle  
  Sweet Vernal Grass   Soprano pipistrelle  
  Daisy   Natterers bat  
  Hard Fern     
  Ling Heather     
  Wavy bittercress     
  Green veined sedge     
  Common mouse ear     
  Rosebay willowherb     
  Marsh thistle     
  Spear thistle     
  Tufted hair grass     
  Wavy hair grass     
  Scaly male fern     
  Broad buckler fern     
  Cross leaved heath     
  Wild strawberry     
 Bulbous RushHeath bedstraw     
 Soft Rush Sticky willie     
 Heath Rush Ground Ivy     

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