Grove Park – Nora Boyle

Survey of Grove Park, Doncaster starting March 24th 2020

On Tuesday 24th of March while on my constitutional walk, I decided to try to get to grips with flowering plants and other species, and make a comprehensive list for Grove Park, Wheatley Hills which is one of the Parks regularly cut by Doncaster Council.

This is my list so far. I’m reminding myself of species found in the past and identifying new ones. Louise Hill has very kindly helped me out with the ID of some of them.

Flowering Plants Grove Park First Flower
Black medic Medico lupina 25.04.20
Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta 11.04.20
Cleavers Galium asparine 28.04.20
Common Cat’s ear Hypochaeris radicata .
Common Chickweed Stellaria media 20.03.20
Common Field-speedwell Veronica persica 01.04.20
Common Ragwort Senecio jacobaea .
Common Vetch Vicia sativa 25.04.20
Common Whitlow grass Eriophila verna 16.03.20
Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris 20.03.20
Cuckoo Pint Arum maculatum .
Daisy Bellis perennis pre 16.03.20
Dandelion Taraxacum sp* pre 16.03.20
Dovesfoot cranesbill Geranium molle 16.04.20
. Euphorbia .
Field Wood-rush Luzula campestris 30.03.20
Germander Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys 19.04.20
Green Alkanet Pentaglottis sempervirens pre 16.03.20
Groundsel Senecio vulgaris 16.03.20
Hairy Bitter-cress Cardamine hirsuta 01.04.20
Hogweed Heracleum sphondyllum .
Honesty Lunaria annua pre 16.03.20
Italian Alder Alnus cordata 16.03.20
Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronica hederifolia 24.03.20
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralist pre 16.03.20
Jack by the hedge Alliara petiolate 25.04.20
Lesser Celandine Ficaria verna pre 16.03.20
Lesser Trefoil Trifolium dubium 07.05.20
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris 20.04.20
Parsley piert Aphanes arvensis .
Pineappleweed Matricaria discoidea 23.05.20
Red Dead-nettle Lamium purpureum 20.03.20
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata 20.03.20
Shepherd’s-purse Capsella bursa-pastoris 25.03.20
Small flowered Crane’s-bill Geranium pusillum .
Smooth Sow-thistle Sonchus oleraceus 25.03.20
Spanish bluebell Hyacinthoides hispanica 20.04.20
Spurge Euphorbia 10.04.20
Star of Bethlehem  Ornithogalum umbellatum 21.04.20
Sticky mouse-ear Cerastium glomorata 25.03.20
Tutsan Hypericum androssaemum .
Wall speedwell Veronica arvensis 08.04.20
Weld Reseda luteola 07.05.20
Yarrow Achillea millefolium 07.05.20
Grasses . .
Annual Meadow-grass Poa annua 16.03.20
Barren Brome Anisantha sterilis 28.04.20
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomeranta 19.04.20
Perennial Rye-grass Lolium perenne 25.04.20
Rough Meadow grass Poa trivialis 23.05.20
Soft Brome Bromus hordeaceus 14.05.20
Yorkshire Fog Holcus lanatus 23.05.20
Wall Barley Hordeum murinum 25.04.20
Trees and Shrubs . .
Ash Fraxinus excelsior 16.04.20
Beech Fagus sylvatica .
Black Poplar Populus nigra .
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa 16.04.20
Cherry Prunus sp. 03.04.20
Copper Beech Fagus sylvatica f.purpurea .
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster horizontalis 07.05.20
English oak Quercus robur 03.04.20
Flowering currant Ribes sanguinium 10.04.20
Golden Privet Ligustrum Ovalifolium Aureum .
Hawthorn Crataegus monogyra 16.04.20
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum .
Holly Ilex sp. .
Italian Alder Alnus cordata 16.03.20
Japanese Variegated spotted Laurel Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia .
Laurel Laurus nobilus .
Lilac Syringa vulgaris 08.04.20
Maple . 08.04.20
Scot’s Pine Pinus sylvestris .
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus .
Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum .
Birds . .
Wood pigeons . .
Chaffinch . .
Blackbird . .
Sparrow . .
Insects . .
Buff -tailed bumble bee . .
7 spot ladybird . .
Cream-spot ladybird . .
Peacock butterfly . .
Small White butterfly . .
Brimstone Butterfly . .
Orange tip butterfly . .
Large white butterfly . .
Galls . .
Cauliflower galls (on Ash keys) Aceria fraxinivora .
Cola Nut Gall (in buds on Oak tree) Andricus lignicola .
Currant galls (on Oak leaves) Neuroterous quercusbaccarum .
Knopper Gall (on ground under Oak tree) Andricus quercuscalicis .
The sexual generation (on Oak leaves) Andricus curvator .
Mite Gall on Acer pseudoplantanus (Sycamore)   . 02.05.20
Mite Gall on Tilia sp. (Lime) Dasineura thomasiana 19.05.20
Mite Gall on Tilia sp. (Lime) Dasineura tiliae 19.05.20
. . .


Top row L – R            7 Spot Ladybird, Blackthorn Blossom
Middle row L – R     Parsley Piert, Hoary Plantain
Bottom Row             Andricus curvator – sexual generation
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