Hedgerows - Associated Priority Species

BLACKTHORN HEDGEROW
Blackthorn hedge in the Glem Valley near Glemsford, Suffolk. Photo: Pete Bromage

Birds - link to photos

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Corn bunting Emberiza calandra

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) Prunella modularis

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor 

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Marsh Tit Poecile palustris

Willow Tit Poecile montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Mammals - link to photos

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

Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Water shrew Neomys fodiens (Suffolk Priority species)

Barbastelle Bat Barbastella barbastellus

Daubentons Bat Myotis daubentonii (Suffolk Priority species)

Brandts Myotis brandtii (Suffolk Priority species)

Common Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Suffolk Priority species)

Soprano Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pygmaeus

Natterer’s Myotis nattereri (Suffolk Priority species)

Reptiles and Amphibiians - link to photos

Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara

Grass Snake Natrix natrix

Slow worm Anguis fragilis

Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

Common Toad Bufo bufo

Beetles - link to photos

Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus

Butterflies - link to photos

White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album (elm trees)

Moths - link to photos

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

Moth species marked ** are designated as 'Priority - Research Only'. The species are common and widespread, but rapidly declining. 

Sloe Carpet Aleucis distinctata

Horehound Long-horn Moth Nemophora fasciella

Barberry Carpet Pareulype berberata

Grey Dagger Acronicta psi**

Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura**

Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago**

Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala**

Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria**

August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria**

Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae**

Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi**

Dusky Lemon Sallow Xanthia gilvago (elms) **

Antlion - link to photo

Antlion Euroleon nostras (Suffolk Priority species)

Fungi - link to photos

Sandy Stilt Puffball Battarraea phalloides

Pepper Pot Myriostoma coliforme

Lichens - link to photos

Bacidia incompta (mainly on elm, sometimes ash, holly, beech, sycamore and hornbeam)

Orange-fruited Elm-lichen Caloplaca luteoalba (on mature elm and sycamore)

Caloplaca virescens

Plants - link to photos

Crested Cow-wheat Melampyrum cristatum

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