This page is about the 608 species of indigenous wildlife that have so far been identified as living with us here in the village and the habitats in which they have been found.
Since 1996, various plants and creatures have been recorded on a private 2-acre garden and meadow. The recordings gradually expanded to include Footpath 74, Back Lane, the Pond and over the years the number of areas surveyed for their wildlife has steadily increased to currently 16 sites -see Wildlife Habitat sites Map further down the page.
From 2008, four village volunteers have identified and recorded the wildlife, greatly assisted by Surrey botanists and wildflower and grass experts Judy Moss and Richard Jackson, lepidopterists David Smith and Herefordshire's Ray Birchenough and fungi expert Maurice Moss.
In summary, the 608 species identified to August 2012 are:
46 Trees and Shrubs
..and we know there are plenty more not yet identified. Further surveys of The Common and High Clandon are next.
With the village encompassing three soil types, the diversity of our wildlife should be quite wide within its relatively small geographical area.
Wildlife Habitats in the VillageSeveral public areas of the village were surveyed (a) to identify the wildlife their support - see the results above and (b) to identify the type of habitat they offer.
With help from Surrey Wildlife Trust's Sue Webber and Dave Williams, most of these public areas have been surveyed and one-page summaries describe their features, current management and suggestions for practices (as at Spring 2008) to potentially enhance the habitat for the benefit of wildlife:
Site 1 - The Common
Site 2 - Ripley Road verges
Site 3 - Sawpit Lane - North
Site 4 - Sawpit Lane - South
Site 5 - Tunmore Fields
Site 6 - Tunmore Triangle
Site 8 - New Road verge
Site 9 - The Recreation Ground
Site 10 - The Bund - on Old Epsom Road
Site 11 - Old Epsom Road - Southern verges
Site 12 - Old Epsom Road - Northern verges
Site 14 - Footpath 74 towards West Clandon
Site 15 - The Village Pond
Site 16 - Back Lane
This project is no longer active but we are always most interested to hear of any indigenous species found in the village which have not yet been included in the Village Wildlife Species List.