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Reserve Species

The wonderful variety of habitats at Foxglove Covert LNR is home to over 2680 species of plants, birds, butterflies and other animals, with still many more waiting to be discovered. It is an important site for people as well as wildlife, a fascinating area for scientific study and a marvellous place to enjoy the natural world.

Plants

Plants

Over 600 different species of plant have been recorded as resident on the reserve and this includes some local rarities like Pepper Saxifrage. The diverse record of plants means that there is a wide choice of habitats for the fauna to exploit.

Fungi

Fungi, Lichen & Slime Mould

Fungi, lichens and slime moulds can be found across the mosaic of habitats. Over 400 of these species have been recorded.

Invertebrates

Invertebrates

Over 1450 species of invertebrates have been recorded on the reserve of which, by far the largest proportion are insects. The number probably reflects the limited amount of surveying and monitoring effort which has gone into this area in past years and the figures are likely to rise dramatically in the future.

Vertebrates

Vertebrates

There are 160 different vertebrate species. They are made up of the greater part by birds, of which some 122 species have been identified. This is hardly surprising, given the amount of work done in the area of bird-ringing.

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