Wem - Natural History

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BIRD Species

Starling - [2012/OR]

Juvenile Blackbird - [2013/OR]

Jackdaw - [2012/OR]
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Birds
Locations
Birds
Locations
ABCDEF
ABCDEF
Blackbird ******Owl (2) --*
Blackcap -**Pheasant --*
Bullfinch -*Raven -**
Buzzard *-***Redpoll -***
Chaffinch ******Robin ******
Chiff-Chaff -*-* Rook *--***
Carrion Crow -** House Sparrow ******
Collared Dove -***Sparrowhawk ****
Cuckoo -**Starling ******
Dunnock --*Swift-**
Goldfinch ****Mistle Thrush -***
Greenfinch ***Song Thrush *-****
Gull (1) --*Blue Tit ******
Jackdaw ***** Coal Tit *****
Kestrel -*-Great Tit ******
Kingfisher -*- Long-tailed Tit *****
Linnet -*-Grey Wagtail --***
Magpie ******Pied Wagtail *****
Mallard -*-Whitethroat -*-
Nuthatch --***Greater Spotted Woodpecker *****
Feral Domestic Pigeon -*-Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -*
Wood Pigeon ******Wren ******

A - Bowen's Field and immediate vicinity.
B - Along the River Roden, near Wem Mill identified by Dr. Alan Johnson
between April and July 2012.
C - Soulton Road: sightings at the beginning of Soulton Road, Hazlitt Place and Cricket Club.
D - Wemsbrook Road, Wem
E - Beresford, Preston Brockhurst
F - Brook Drive, Wem

(1) Probably Herring Gull, not constant.
(2) Heard but not seen, sound closest to Barn Owl.

Wood Pigeon - [OR/2013]

Jackdaw mob - [OR/2011]

Blackbird - juvenile - [OR/2012]

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

Woodpecker (Greater Spotted)

Woodpecker (Greater Spotted)

MAMMALIAN and AMPHIBIAN Species:

Along the River Roden, near Wem Mill identified by Dr. Alan Johnson
between April and July 2012.

Bat (Sp.unknown); Otter; Grey Squirrel; Water Vole (2)

Along Soulton Road,Wem, 2012 (Churchill Avenue to Lacon Caravan Park), identified by Shelagh Richardson.

Fox (3); Common Frog; Mole; Field Mouse; Rabbit; Brown Rat; Grey Squirrel; Common Toad; Bank Vole.

(2) Previously present; (3) Heard but not seen.

Common Frog - [OR/2012]

Common Toad - [OR/Summer 2011]

Bank Vole - [OR/2011]

BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS


Peacock and
Large White, 2013
Along the River Roden, near Wem Mill identified by Dr. Alan Johnson
between April and July 2012.

Butterflies: Brimstone; Comma; Common Blue; Orange Tip; Painted Lady; Peacock; Red Admiral; Ringlet; Small Tortoiseshell; Small White; Speckled Wood.

Along Soulton Road, Wem, 2013 (Churchill Avenue to Lacon Caravan Park), identified by Shelagh Richardson.

Butterflies: Comma; Holly Blue; Peacock; Red Admiral; Ringlet; Dingy Skipper; Large White; Small White, Speckled Wood.
Moths: Common Swift; Privet Hawk


Bee on Buddlea, 2013

Large White, 2013

Peacocks, 2013

Bees on Sunflower

PLANT Species:

Along the River Roden, near Wem Mill identified by Dr. Alan Johnson
between April and July 2012.

Trees & ShrubsHerbaceous PlantsGrasses
Alder
Apple
Ash
Blackberry
Blackthorn (Sloe)
Horse Chestnut
Cotoneaster
Elder
Field Maple
Hawthorn
Holly
Ivy
Spurge Laurel
Mock Orange
Lombardy Poplar
Privet
Dog Rose
Snowberry
Weeping Willow
Yew
Alkanet
Wood Avens
Himalayan Balsam
Orange Balsam
Bluebell
Other Buttercup sp.
Lesser Celandine
Cleavers
Creeping Crowfoot
Daffodil
Dandelion
Dock
Narrow leaved Dock
Ground Elder
Groundsel
Hawkbit (sp.unknown)
Herb Robert
Hogweed
Jack by the Hedge
Common Knotgrass
Rayless Mayweed
Meadowsweet
Monkshood
Hedge Mustard
Narcissus
Red Dead Nettle
Stinging Nettle
White Dead Nettle
Common Sow Cow Parsley
Great Plantain
Opium Poppy
Ragwort
Shepherds Purse
Snowdrop
Thistle
Creeping Thistle
Spear Thistle
Great Hairy Willow Herb
Rose Bay Willow Herb
Hedge Woundwort
Yellow Water Lily
Annual Meadow Grass
Cocksfoot Grass
Barren Brome
Perennial Rye Grass
Sweet Reed Grass

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