photo of harvestmouse
Harvest Mouse

There will be few surprises here for anyone with a knowledge of British fauna.

Harvest Mouse might be one as their distrbution and status is poorly understood, though several years of searching for their used breeding nests has shown them to be present more often than not.

Roe Deer have recently moved in to the area and Muntjac have probably been present for many years but this small (introduced) nocturnal deer is rarely seen or traced. The only record is of one on a late-night moth-trapping session.

Mammalia - Mammals

Insectivora
Mole Talpa europaea
Common Shrew Sorex araneus
Chiroptera
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Lagomorpha
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
Brown Hare Lepus europaeus
Rodentia
Bank Vole Clethrionomys glareolus
Water Vole Arvicola terrestris
Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus
Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus
Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
Carnivora
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Badger Meles meles
Stoat Mustela erminea
Weasel Mustela nivalis
N. American Mink Mustela vison
Artiodactyla
Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus
Muntjac Muntiacus reevesi

Pisces - fish

(Trout) (Salmo trutta) Considered doubtful - transient escape?
Chub Leuciscus cephalus
Minnow Phoxinus phoxinus
Stone Loach Noemacheilus barbatulus
Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

Amphibia - Amphibians

Common Frog Rana temporaria
Common Toad Bufo bufo
Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris

Reptilia - Reptiles

Grass snake Natrix natrix