Coastal and Floodplain Grazing Marshes - Associated Priority Species

Buttercups Southwold marshes
Buttercups on Southwold Town Marshes - Photo: Martin Sanford

Birds - link to photos

Common Starling Turdus philomelos

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 

Skylark Alauda arvensis

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Barn owl Tyto alba (Suffolk Priority species)

Mammals - link to photos

For detailed information about each bat species click on the name to visit Suffolk Bat Group website

Barbastelle Bat Barbastella barbastellus

Noctule Bat Nyctalus noctula

Serotine Bat Eptesicus serotinus

Bees and Wasps - link to photos

Moss Carder Bee Bombus muscorum 

Fen Mason-wasp Odynerus simillimus 

Butterflies -  link to photos

Wall Lasiommata megera

Beetles link to photos

Zircon Reed Beetle Donacia aquatica

Dragonflies link to photos

Norfolk Hawker Aeshna isosceles

Molluscs - link to photos

Little whirlpool Ram's-horn Snail Anisus vorticulus

Depressed River Mussel Pseudanodonta complanata

Shining Ram's-horn Snail Segmentina nitida

Large-mouthed Valve Snail Valvata macrostoma

Desmoulin's whorl Snail Vertigo moulinsiana

Narrow-mouth whorl Snail Vertigo angustior

Swollen Spire Snail Mercuria similis

Spiders link to photos

Fen Raft Spider Dolomedes plantarius

Plants - link to photos

Tassel Stonewort Tolypella intricata

Flat Sedge Blysmus compressus

Slender Hare's-ear Bupleurum tenuissimum

Divided Sedge Carex divisa

Sea Barley Hordeum marinum

Tubular Water-dropwort Oenanthe fistulosa

Borrer's Saltmarsh-grass Puccinellia fasciculata

Greater Water-parsnip Sium latifolium

Marsh Stitchwort Stellaria palustris

Native Black Poplar Populus nigra spp betulifolia (Suffolk Priority species)