Studies have revealed a wonderful variety of wildlife.

65 different species of bird have been seen on the site. Breeding birds include Blackcap, Whitethroat, Goldfinch, Bullfinch and Linnet, and regular visitors include Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Fieldfare, Redwing, and Lesser Redpoll. Also recorded have been Little Egret, Spotted Flycatcher and Hawfinch.

18 different mammal species have been recorded, including four species of bat and two deer, Muntjac and Fallow, and several reptile and amphibian species.

28 species of butterfly have so far been identified, including Purple Hairstreak, Small Copper, Marbled White and Silver-washed Fritillary; and there have been 96 species of moth to date, including such as  Emperor Moth, Birch Mocha and Maiden's Blush.

In 2006 a significant invertebrate survey revealed a wide range of beetles, bugs, ants, wasps, bees, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets, spiders and woodlice, including iconic species such as Stag Beetle,  Emperor Dragonfly and Common Carder Bee.

See our Sightings page for latest news of what's been seen at Swaines Green.