‘Friends’ want to build up a list of wildlife
seen in the Woods and need your help! We want to know about the birds,
and insects that use the area, as well as the plants and fungi that you
to give a date, the name of the species, and whereabouts you saw it (a
reference (use this grid map click here)
best, but a brief description of the area will do).
is often useful, e g A Song Thrush carrying nesting
Muntjac gnawing the bark on a young tree; six Painted Ladies nectaring
thistles; a Blackcap overwintering. Early arrivals and late
always worth recording. Because of the sensitive nature of some of your
sightings there may be a delay before these are put on the
website, or the
precise location may not be given - we do not want to see disturbance
nesting birds, or the picking of rare plants! Please help build up a
what you see - it may not be rare, but if it interests you,
likely to interest other users of the woods. Thank you.
of the great range of flora and fauna, we have split the task of
sightings. Send your sightings of birds and plants to Judith Knight, by
Morrisey has volunteered to take sightings of
reptiles and amphibians, bees, wasps, ants, flies (including
hoverflies in particular), grasshoppers and crickets, bugs and spiders.
email him at email@example.com.
monthly list collated by Judith - click
here ; by Rory click
to see Tony’s page click here.
‘spotters’ are keen amateur naturalists
there will be a mixture of ‘spots’ by all!
Rainfall in Linslade Wood
The figures for February 2024 are 121.5mm over 16 wet days.
Last year we had 5.5mm over 5 days. The 10 year rolling average is 42.2mm for
In the 12 years of our records 2023 was the
wettest year ending with the wettest December. This year has started with well
above average for January and February was the wettest February, which was also
the third wettest month of any month in our records, with the other two higher
monthly records both occurring in 2020. Also, it was the wettest Winter.
Rainfall Data supplied by Dave & Sue BoothClick here to see their historical records