Species & Sightings

Information on Key Species and Sightings on the heath

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You can download a PDF info sheet about the Digger Wasp found on the heath:
Digger Wasp ID Sheet

Below is a list of wildflowers identified on the heath recently during the workshop with Tracy Housley from Suffolk Wildlife Trust:

  • Dove’s-foot crane’s-bill
  • Germander speedwell
  • Common vetch
  • Sweet vernal grass
  • Smooth meadow grass
  • Field wood-rush
  • Cocksfoot
  • Yorkshire fog
  • Common sorrel
  • Fescue spp (probably Red fescue)
  • Hogweed
  • Rosebay willow-herb
  • Barren brome (Sterile brome)
  • False oat grass
  • Common mugwort
  • Rough chervil
  • Garlic mustard
  • Meadow oat grass
  • Crested hair grass
  • Kidney vetch
  • Field mouse-ear
  • Hop trefoil
  • Yarrow
  • Ladies bedstraw
  • Smooth hawksbeard
  • Bird’s-foot trefoil
  • Red bartsia
  • Ribwort plantain
  • Dandelion
  • Biting stonecrop
  • Common cat’s ear
  • Mouse-eared hawkweed
  • Viper’s bugloss
  • Wild carrot
  • Bulbous buttercup
  • Yellow oat-grass
  • Greater scabious
  • Soft brome
  • Agrimony
  • Creeping cinquefoil
  • Broomrape spp (Knapweed broomrape?)
  • Red clover
  • Hairy tare
  • Common ragwort

Below is a list of birds seen on the heath recently:

  • Blue Tits
  • Marsh Tits
  • Black Birds
  • Sparrows (Tree, Hedge)
  • Buzzards
  • Jays
  • Pigeons
  • Nightingales
  • Robins
  • Bullfinches
  • Goldfinches
  • Wrens
  • Long-Tailed Tits
  • Green Wood Peckers
  • Greater Spotted Wood Peckers
  • Rooks
  • Crows
  • Herring GUlls
  • Kingfishers
  • Sparrow Hawks
  • Cuckoos

Below is a list of butterflies and moths seen on the heath recently:

  • Large White
  • Small White
  • Green-veined White
  • Brimstone
  • Large Skipper
  • Small Skipper
  • Gatekeeper
  • Meadow Brown
  • Ringlet
  • Speckled Wood
  • Comma
  • Painted Lady
  • Small Tortoiseshell
  • Red Admiral
  • Peacock
  • Common Blue
  • Small Copper
  • Six-spot Burnet Moth

Below is a list of other animals seen on the heath recently:

  • Muntjac Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Foxes
  • Woodmice
  • Frogs
  • Toads
  • Sandlizards
  • Bees
  • Digger Wasps
  • Willow Emerald Dragon Fly
  • Blue & Brown Dragon Fly
  • Spiders
  • Midges
  • Ticks