Special Species

Hundreds of species have been recorded in NPT. Due to the semi-rural nature of many settlement areas people often come into contact with wildlife. In addition many of our most special species are in places influenced by our ongoing and historical industrial heritage, providing plenty of opportunities to get closer to wildlife.

The Biodiversity team have chosen these as their top 20 special NPT species.

KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis

BARN OWL Tyto alba

HONEY BUZZARD Pernis apivorus

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata

CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra

BROWN HARE Lepus europaeus

PORPOISE Phocoena phocoena

DAUBENTON’S BAT Myotis daubentonii

ADDER Vipera berus

FEN RAFT SPIDER Dolomedes plantarius

SCARCE BLUE-TAILED DAMSELFLY Ischnura pumilio

SHRILL CARDER BEE Bombus sylvarum

DARK GREEN FRITILLARY Argynnis aglaja

SMALL BLUE BUTTERFLY Cupido minimus

ATLANTIC SALMON Salmo salar

SEA STOCK Matthiola sinuata

ROYAL FERN Osmunda regalis

COTTON GRASS Eriophorum angustifolium

BLUEBELL Hyacinthoides non-scripta

YEW TREE Taxus baccta