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Priston Species List

These lists have been compiled by Penny Rogers based on the contributions of many villagers.

If you have any comments/additions, please email to web@priston.org.uk.

Plants seen in Priston

  • Hop
  • Golden hop
  • Nettle
  • Dock
  • Common sorrel
  • Stitchwort
  • Red campion
  • Ragged robin
  • Corn cockle
  • Winter aconite
  • Meadow buttercup
  • Lesser celandine
  • Traveller’s joy
  • Summer pheasant’s eye
  • Wood anemone
  • Yellow corydalis
  • Common fumitory
  • Common poppy
  • Rough poppy
  • Cuckoo flower
  • Garlic mustard
  • Horse-radish
  • Hairy bittercress
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Meadowsweet
  • Agrimony
  • Great burnet
  • Lady’s mantle
  • Dog rose
  • Bramble
  • Wild strawberry
  • Tormentil
  • Tufted vetch
  • Birdsfoot trefoil
  • Black medick
  • Red clover
  • White clover
  • Meadow cranesbill
  • Herb robert
  • Cut-leaved cranesbill
  • Long-stalked cranesbill
  • Wood spurge
  • Dog’s mercury
  • Common mallow
  • Sweet violet
  • White violet
  • White bryony
  • Rosebay willowherb
  • Great willowherb
  • Ivy
  • Cow parsley
  • Hedge parsley
  • Wild carrot
  • Ground elder
  • Hemlock
  • Primrose
  • Cowslip
  • Scarlet pimpernel
  • Wild privet
  • Hedge bindweed
  • Field bindweed
  • Hedge bedstraw
  • Lady’s bedstraw
  • Common cleavers
  • Common Comfrey (added 23/4/2017)
  • Field forget-me-not
  • Viper’s bugloss
  • Bugle
  • Blue bugle (Ajuga genevensis)
  • Wood sage
  • Self-heal
  • Ground ivy
  • White deadnettle
  • Yellow archangel
  • Meadow clary
  • Wild clary
  • Hedge woundwort
  • Water mint
  • Wild marjoram
  • Bittersweet (woody nightshade)
  • Deadly nightshade
  • Great mullein
  • Common toadflax
  • Ivy-leaved toadflax
  • Foxglove
  • Common field speedwell
  • Brooklime
  • Water speedwell
  • Eyebright
  • Yellow rattle
  • Common broomrape
  • Moschatel (townhall clock)
  • Ribwort plantain
  • Red valerian
  • Guelder rose
  • Honeysuckle
  • Field scabious
  • Teasel
  • Hemp agrimony
  • Daisy
  • Butterbur (added 20/3/2017)
  • Yarrow
  • Ox-eye daisy
  • Ragwort
  • Oxford ragwort
  • Thistle
  • Knapweed
  • Cornflower
  • Sow thistle
  • Dandelion
  • Common catsear
  • Mouse-ear hawkweed
  • Orange hawkweed
  • Ramsons
  • Wild onion
  • Bluebell
  • Black bryony
  • Bath asparagus
  • Wild daffodil
  • Snowdrop
  • Lords and ladies (cuckoo pint)
  • Flag iris
  • Orchids
  • Early purple orchid
  • Pyramidal and bee orchid
  • Broad leaved marsh orchid
  • Common spotted orchid
  • Dactylorhiza x grandis, hybrid between Common Spotted Orchid and Southern Marsh Orchid
  • Ferns
  • Hart’s tongue

Birds seen in Priston

(updated April 2016)

  • Swan
  • Mallard
  • Grey partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Cormorant
  • Little egret
  • Grey heron
  • Red kite
  • Buzzard
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Kestrel
  • Black-headed gull
  • Common gull
  • Herring gull
  • Common tern
  • Wood pigeon
  • Collared dove
  • Cuckoo
  • Moorhen
  • Coot
  • Lapwing (added 6/5/2016)
  • Spotted redshank (added 6/5/2016)
  • Tawny owl
  • Barn owl
  • Little owl
  • Nightjar
  • Swift
  • Kingfisher
  • Green woodpecker
  • Great spotted woodpecker
  • Skylark
  • Barn swallow
  • House martin
  • Pied wagtail
  • Yellow wagtail
  • Grey wagtail
  • Dunnock
  • Spotted fly-catcher
  • Robin
  • Song thrush
  • Redwing
  • Mistle thrush
  • Fieldfare
  • Blackbird
  • Blackcap
  • Willow warbler
  • Chiffchaff
  • Goldcrest
  • Firecrest
  • Wren
  • Great tit
  • Coal tit
  • Blue tit
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Nuthatch
  • Treecreeper
  • Magpie
  • Jay
  • Jackdaw
  • Hooded crow
  • Carrion crow
  • Raven
  • Starling
  • House sparrow
  • Chaffinch
  • Brambling
  • Linnet
  • Redpoll
  • Goldfinch
  • Greenfinch
  • Siskin
  • Bullfinch
  • Yellowhammer
  • Mandarin duck (added 25/5/17)

Butterflies

(provided May 2016, (updated Aug 2016)

  • Painted lady
  • Small tortoiseshell
  • Red admiral
  • Peacock
  • Comma
  • Dark green fritillary
  • Orange tip
  • Small white
  • Brimstone
  • Large white
  • Speckled wood
  • Gatekeeper
  • Meadow brown
  • Marbled white
  • Ringlet
  • Silver-washed fritillary
  • Small copper
  • Common blue

Moths

(provided May 2016)

  • Cinnabar moth
  • Six-spot burnet
  • Scarlet tiger moth
  • Hummingbird hawkmoth
  • White ermine moth

Caterpillars

(provided May 2016)

  • Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar
  • Spindle ermine moth caterpillar web