Knighton Green and St Mary Magdalen

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 255

    Description

    This site is made up of two adjacent areas in the former village of Knighton. Knighton Green lies east of the churchyard along the Washbrook and includes a large area of amenity grassland, stands of trees and the banks of the stream. The local group ‘Knighton Wild’ has regular working parties here to improve the site for wildlife and also carries out wildlife recording.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The older parts of the churchyard support some old grassland species such as Oxeye Daisy and Lady’s Bedstraw and also have a good stand of old trees.

    Status

    Public open space

    Churchyard

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    White Dead-nettleLamium album07/04/20202jays
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae07/04/20202jays
    Red Dead-nettleLamium purpureum07/04/20202jays
    22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Clubiona terrestris07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Eremocoris podagricus07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Ero aphana07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Harpactea hombergi07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Lepthyphantes minutus07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Microneta viaria07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Neriene clathrata07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Rhopalus subrufus07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Rhyzobius chrysomeloides07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Horse-head spiderStemonyphantes lineatus07/04/2020AJ Cann
    Tenuiphantes flavipes07/04/2020AJ Cann