Lowland Meadows - Associated Priority Species

Cow slips
Cowslips at Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Paul Clarke

Birds - link to photos

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra

Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Skylark Alauda arvensis

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

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

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Hedgehog  Erinaceus europaeus

Bees and Wasps - link to photos

Brown-Banded Carder Bee Bombus humilis 

Large Garden Bumblebee Bombus ruderatus 

Red-shanked Carder-bee Bombus ruderarius 

Reptiles and Amphibians - link to photos

Grass Snake Natrix natrix

Slow worm Anguis fragilis

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.

The Forester Adscita statices

 Grey Dagger Acronicta psi**

Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura**

Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis**

Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea**

Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa**

Garden Tiger Arctia caja**

Galium Carpet  Epirrhoe galiata (coastal)**

Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa (light sandy soils)**

Spinach Eulithis mellinata**

Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans**

White-line Dart Euxoa tritici**

Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria**

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli**

Plants - link to photos

Frog Orchid Dactylorhiza viridis