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Rank Title Description Species total
61 Finley Hutchinson's garden, Reading

Medium sized urban garden in central reading, completely enclosed by housing. Birds seen/heard in/from the garden, everything else within. Only started properly counting in March 2020 (start of lockdown!) but the odd record from before that. Regular moth trapping through the summer and occasional in winter, small pond too.

62 Norton Priory, Runcorn, Cheshire - (SJ548834)

Norton Priory is a historic site in Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, comprising the remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th-century country house; it is now a museum.

63 Mark Telfer's garden, Bedfordshire

Recording since 2004. Rarely run a light trap. No pond. List includes 6 Red Data Book invertebrates, though mostly species with out-of-date statuses: Gonocerus acuteangulatus (Box Bug), Ero aphana (spider), Scydmaenus rufus (beetle), Gorytes laticinctus (wasp), Choleva cisteloides (beetle) and Hecatera dysodea (Small Ranunculus). Also 22 Nationally Scarce species.

64 MWS garden, West Berks

Malcolm Storey's old garden in West Berkshire. We lived there from 1990 to 2013. Pond, wildlife meadow. Adjoins ancient woodland (derelict chestnut coppice) and pine plantation, and is close to the heathland of Bucklebury Common. Ad hoc recording and a few years of moth trapping in the spring.

65 Titchfield Haven NNR

Hampshire County Council - wetland reserve. Reedbed, fen, pools, man-made scrapes, wet meadows etc. Also including the seafront & canal path.

66 Stephen Howarth's former garden, North Warwickshire

A small suburban garden in a village in North Warwickshire. Adjacent to a small ancient woodland which is designated as a Local Nature Reserve. We lived here from October 2009 to February 2018 and been moth trapping throughout that time. Most other records are casual ones.

I've been keeping a list of animals for the garden for some time but only added plants and fungi later. Almost certainly missed some as I've only included ones which I can definitely remember having recorded.

67 Great Kimble garden

Martin Harvey's garden, the site of lots of random, ad hoc recording since 2005.

68 Sutton Hoo (NT)

A small 57 ha estate in East Suffolk, acquired for the Anglo-Saxon burial ground, home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. It has some excellent acid grasslands, plus SSSI saltmarsh and mudflats along the River Deben, some wet woodland with Alder/Willow and some newer planted conifer/mixed woodlands. Only the vascular flora has been surveyed in detail and all of the other taxon groups are likely to produce many more species. 

69 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.

70 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.



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