Witherley Churchyard

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The church can be reached from Church Road.

    Status

    Churchyard

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 47

    Description

    The Church of St Peters is grade one listed and lies to the west of the village and the River Anker runs alongside. Areas of the churchyard are unmown and there are a number of specimen trees.

    Wildlife Highlights

    A number of interesting plants have been found in the churchyard, including Ramsons, Early Dog-violet and Italian Toadflax. The proximity of the river also adds to the interest with species such as the caddisfly Mystacides azurea.

     

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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Purple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria07/08/2021Robert Carter
    RamsonsAllium ursinum03/05/2017Graham Calow
    Psila merdaria03/05/2017Graham Calow
    Mystacides azurea23/05/2016Graham Calow
    Sweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum23/05/2016Graham Calow
    Early Dog-violetViola reichenbachiana23/05/2016Graham Calow
    Monkey-puzzleAraucaria araucana26/09/2015Graham Calow
    SowbreadCyclamen hederifolium26/09/2015Graham Calow
    RowanSorbus aucuparia01/08/2015Graham Calow
    Italian ToadflaxCymbalaria pallida01/08/2015Graham Calow
    White StonecropSedum album01/08/2015Graham Calow
    Caucasian StonecropPhedimus spurius01/08/2015Graham Calow
    FeverfewTanacetum parthenium15/07/2015Graham Calow
    Field BindweedConvolvulus arvensis15/07/2015Graham Calow
    RowanSorbus aucuparia27/05/2015Graham Calow
    SycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus27/05/2015Graham Calow
    BeechFagus sylvatica27/05/2015Graham Calow
    Red Dead-nettleLamium purpureum27/05/2015Graham Calow
    Columbine agg.Aquilegia27/05/2015Graham Calow
    Wild PrivetLigustrum vulgare27/05/2015Graham Calow
    Least Yellow-sorrelOxalis exilis27/05/2015Graham Calow
    Buff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis23/04/2015Graham Calow
    MagpiePica pica23/04/2015Graham Calow
    AlderAlnus glutinosa23/04/2015Graham Calow
    AshFraxinus excelsior23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Common Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris23/04/2015Graham Calow
    ElderSambucus nigra23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Lesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Water FigwortScrophularia auriculata23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Procumbent Yellow-sorrelOxalis corniculata23/04/2015Graham Calow
    GypsywortLycopus europaeus23/04/2015Graham Calow
    BalmMelissa officinalis23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Hedge MustardSisymbrium officinale23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Soft-rushJuncus effusus23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Purple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Water MintMentha aquatica23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Wood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Common Dog-violetViola riviniana23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Procumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2015Graham Calow
    RowanSorbus aucuparia23/04/2015Graham Calow
    BluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Lords-and-LadiesArum maculatum23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Thale CressArabidopsis thaliana23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Creeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Bramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.23/04/2015Graham Calow
    YewTaxus baccata23/04/2015Graham Calow
    Red Dead-nettleLamium purpureum23/04/2015Graham Calow
    PrimrosePrimula vulgaris23/04/2015Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2015
    BirdsMagpiePica pica23/04/2015
    CaddisfliesMystacides azurea23/05/2016
    FliesPsila merdaria03/05/2017
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum23/05/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus23/04/2015
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus27/05/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersMonkey-puzzleAraucaria araucana26/09/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica27/05/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild PrivetLigustrum vulgare27/05/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRowanSorbus aucuparia23/04/2015
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata23/04/2015
    WildflowersRamsonsAllium ursinum03/05/2017
    WildflowersColumbine agg.Aquilegia27/05/2015
    WildflowersThale CressArabidopsis thaliana23/04/2015
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum23/04/2015
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris23/04/2015
    WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis15/07/2015
    WildflowersSowbreadCyclamen hederifolium26/09/2015
    WildflowersItalian ToadflaxCymbalaria pallida01/08/2015
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea23/04/2015
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta23/04/2015
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum27/05/2015
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus23/04/2015
    WildflowersPurple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria23/04/2015
    WildflowersBalmMelissa officinalis23/04/2015
    WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica23/04/2015
    WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica23/04/2015
    WildflowersProcumbent Yellow-sorrelOxalis corniculata23/04/2015
    WildflowersLeast Yellow-sorrelOxalis exilis27/05/2015
    WildflowersCaucasian StonecropPhedimus spurius01/08/2015
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans23/04/2015
    WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris23/04/2015
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2015
    WildflowersWater FigwortScrophularia auriculata23/04/2015
    WildflowersWhite StonecropSedum album01/08/2015
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale23/04/2015
    WildflowersFeverfewTanacetum parthenium15/07/2015
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium23/04/2015
    WildflowersEarly Dog-violetViola reichenbachiana23/05/2016
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana23/04/2015