Bottom Wood The Chiltern Society

Species list PDFBottom Wood Species List

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Other species

Badgers, foxes, woodmice, pygmy shrews and our famous dormice are often in evidence, but water shrews, polecats and even a red deer have made appearances.

There are plenty of birds. Less common species sighted include lesser spotted woodpeckers and marsh tits. Red kites of course are amongst the regulars!

There are plenty of frogs and toads, and a common (aka smooth) newt has also been seen, even though no body of water exists. As yet, any reptiles remain unseen.

Large numbers of invertebrates inhabit the wood including hundreds of types of moths and butterflies. One of the more elusive, because of its habit of flying high in the treetops, is the white-letter hairstreak...


The bigger picture

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