SPRING 2013 FLORA SURVEY

    Survey undertaken by Gill Smith of Ryedale Naturalist Group on 4th May 2013

    Dog's mercury

    Mercurialis perennis

    1

    Lesser celandine

    Ranunculus ficaria = Ficaria verna ssp fertilis

    2

    Wood anemone

    Anemone nemorosa

    3

    Greater stitchwort

    Stellaria holostea

    4

    Wood sedge

    Carex sylvatica

    5

    Meadowsweet

    Filipendula ulmaria

    6

    Galium odoratum

    Woodruff

    7

    Guelder rose

    Viburnum opulus

    8

    Common buckler fern

    Dryopteris dilatata

    9

    Bird cherry

    Prunus padus

    10

    Early dog violet

    Viola reichenbachiana

    11

    Water avens

    Geum rivale

    Probably also the hybrid given both parents present

    12

    Wood avens

    Geum urbanum

    Probable - not in flower though

    13

    Gooseberry

    Ribes uva-crispa

    14

    Primrose

    Primula vulgaris

    15

    Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage

    Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

    Abundant in wet areas

    16

    Herb Paris

    Paris quadrifolia

    Two patches seen (see map)

    17

    Tufted hair grass

    Deschampsia caespitosa

    18

    Male fern

    Dryopteris filix-mas

    19

    Golden-scaled male fern

    ? Dryopteris affinis

    Probably present though not really far enough out to be sure

    20

    Bramble

    Rubus fruticosus agg.

    21

    Hawthorn

    Crataegus monogyna

    22

    Creeping buttercup

    Ranunculus repens

    23

    Cleavers

    Galium aparine

    24

    Wavy bittercress

    Cardamine flexuosa

    25

    Cuckoo pint

    Arum maculatum

    26

    Hazel

    Corylus avellana

    27

    Slender false brome

    Brachypodium sylvaticum

    28

    Barren strawberry

    Potentilla sterilis

    29

    Marsh horsetail ?

    Equisetum palustre

    Probably E. palustre but could be arvense - not far enough out to be sure

    30

    Ramsons

    Allium ursinum

    Mostly round the edge and at S end of main wood

    31

    Bugle

    Ajuga reptans

    32

    Dog violet

    Viola riviniana

    33

    Herb Robert

                 Geranium robertianum

    34

    Early purple orchid

    Orchis mascula

    Towards bottom of path along N edge

    35

    Pignut

    Conopodium majus

    36

    Dog rose

    Rosa canina

    37

    Honeysuckle

    Lonicera periclymenum

    38

    Birch

    Betula sp.

    39

    Wood sorrel

    Oxalis acetosella

    Surprisingly scarce - more towards S end

    40

    Bluebell

    Hyacinthoides non-scripta

    A few plants in NE corner on steep slope down to beck

    41

    Toothwort

    Lathrea squamaria

    One small patch on hazel, NE corner on slope down to beck

    42

    Sycamore

    Acer pseudoplatanus

    43

    Ash

    Fraxinus excelsior

    44

    Oak

    Quercus sp.

    45

    Small-leaved lime ?

    Tilia cordata

    Large tree on cliff down to river by bench at S end

    46

    Hard shield fern

    Polystichum aculeatum

    On river cliff, S end

    47

    Wych elm

    Ulmus glabra

    On river cliff, S end

    48

    Wild daffodil

    Narcissus pseudonarcissus

    A few plants on edge of river cliff, S end

    49

    Garden daffodil

    Narcissus sp.

    At edge of path near top of wood

    49

    Enchanter’s nightshade

    Circaea lutetiana

    50

    Ivy

    Hedera helix

    51

    Dandelion

    Taraxacum sp.

    52

    Holly

    Ilex aquifolium

    53

    Wild cherry

    Prunus avium

    54

    Greater woodrush

    Luzula sylvatica

    Uncommon - some at S end of wood and river cliff

    55

    Wood speedwell

    Veronica montana

    56

    Red campion

    Silene dioica

    Among old quarry workings, S end

    57

    Raspberry

    Rubus idaeus

    Surprisingly uncommon

    58

    Angelica

    Angelica sylvestris

    Only one platn seen but early in the season

    59

    False oxlip

    Primula × polyantha

    One plant in recently felled area near NW corner

    60

    Goldilocks

    Ranunculus auricomus

    Scattered - least scarce in NW corner

    61

    Field maple

    Acer campestre

    62

    Burdock

    Arctium minus

    A few plants along old border SE of the barn

    63

    Wild strawberry

    Fragaria vesca

    A few plants along old border SE of the barn

    64

    Blackthorn

    Prunus spinosa

    65

    Polypody

    Polypodium sp.

    Probably common polypody P. vulgare - inaccessible on river cliff!

    66

    Rowan

    Sorbus aucuparia

    67

    Hedge woundwort

               

    Stachys sylvatica

    68






    BIRDS SEEN OVER OR WITHIN BISHOP HAGG WOOD
     
    Barn Owl                   Tawny Owl                   Black Cap                            
    Blue Tit                     Great Tit
    Woodcock                 Pheasant
    Chiffchaff                   Blackbird
    Robin                         Chaffinch
    Wood Pigeon             Jay
    Rook                          Nuthatch
    Tree creeper               Hedge Sparrow
    Wren                          Buzzard
    Bull Finch                 Green Finch
    Jay                            Black Headed Gull
    Curlew                       Heron Gull
    Kestrel                       Long Tailed Tit


    FLORA OF BISHOP HAGG WOOD
     
    Acer campestre                                              Field maple
    Acer pseudoplatanus                        `                       Sycamore
    Ajuga reptans                                                Bugle
    Alchemilla xanthochlora                               Lady's mantle
    Allium ursinum                                             Ramsons
    Alopecurus pratensis                                    Meadow foxtail
    Anemone nemorosa                                      Wood anemone
    Angelica sylvestris                                         Angelica
    Anthoxanthum odoratum                            Sweet Vernal Grass
    Anthriscus sylvestris                                     Cow parsley
    Arctium minus                                               Burdock
    Arum maculatum                                          Cuckoo pint
    Betula sp.                                                       Birch
    Brachypodium sylvaticum                            Slender False Brome
    Campanula latifolia                                      Greater bellflower
    Cardamine flexuosa                                      Wavy bittercress
    Carex sylvatica                                              Wood sedge
    Chrysosplenium oppositifolium                   Opposite leaved golden saxifrage
    Circaea lutetiana                                           Enchanters nightshade
    Cirsium arvense                                            Creeping thistle
    Cirsium vulgare                                             Spear thistle
    Conopodium majus                                       Pignut
    Corylus avellana                                            Hazel
    Crataegus monogyna                                    Hawthorn
    Cruciata laevipes                                           Crosswort
    Dactylis glomerata                                         Cocksfoot
    Deschampsia caespitosa                                Tufted hair grass
    Dryopteris dilatata                                        Common Buckler Fern
    Dryopteris filix-mas                                      Male Fern
    Equisetum arvense                                        Field Horsetail
    Filipendula ulmaria                                       Meadowsweet
    Fragaria vesca                                               Wild strawberry
    Fraxinus excelsior                                         Ash
    Galium aparine                                             Cleavers
    Galium odoratum                                          Woodruff
    Geranium robertianum                                Herb Robert
    Geum rivale                                                   Water avens
    Geum sp. (G. × intermedium)                      Hybrid avens
    Geum urbanum                                             Wood avens
    Hedera helix                                                   Ivy
    Heracleum sphondylium                               Hogweed
    Ilex aquifolium                                              Holly
    Juncus effusus                                               Soft Rush
    Lathyrus pratensis                                        Meadow vetchling
    Lonicera periclymenum                                Honeysuckle
    Lotus pedunculatus                                       Greater Birdsfoot trefoil
    Luzula pilosa                                                 Hairy Woodrush
    Lysimachia nemorum                                   Yellow pimpernel
    Mercurialis perennis                                     Dog's mercury
    Oxalis acetosella                                             Wood sorrel
    Plantago lanceolata                           Ribwort plantain
    Plantago major                                  Ratstail plantain
    Poa trivialis                                        Silverweed
    Potentilla reptans                              Creeping cinquefoil
    Primula vulgaris                                Primrose
    Prunella vulgaris                               Self heal
    Prunus spinosa                                  Blackthorn
    Quercus sp.                                        Oak
    Ranunculus ficaria                            Lesser celandine
    Ranunculus repens                           Creeping buttercup
    Ribes rubrum                                    Redcurrant
    Ribes uva-crispa                                Gooseberry
    Rubus fruticosus                               Bramble
    Rumex obtusifolius                           Broad-leaved dock
    Salix caprea                                       Goat willow
    Sanicula europaea                             Sanicle
    Sorbus aucuparia                              Rowan
    Stachys sylvatica                                Hedge woundwort
    Stellaria holostea                               Greater stitchwort
    Tamus communis                              Black bryony
    Taraxacum sp.                                   Dandelion
    Urtica dioica                                      Nettle
    Veronica chamaedrys                       Germander speedwell
    Veronica montana                             Wood speedwell
    Viburnum opulus                              Guelder rose
    Vicia cracca                                       Tufted vetch
    Vicia sepium                                      Bush vetch
    Viola reichenbachiana                      Early dog violet
    Viola riviniana                                   Dog violet
     
     
    Many thanks to Nan Sykes and Jill Magee who carried out this initial survey
    on 25th May 2009