Running Deer Wildlife Survey in Butterdon Wood

Today we undertook our Running Deer Wildlife Survey between 10.00am and 11.00am in Butterdon Wood.

For an hour of our school day, a survey on the wildlife in Butterdon wood was completed. The woods have truly sprung into life in recent weeks, and the wildlife are hard at work.

Running Deer Wildlife Survey

Treecreepers have decided to nest in our camp, wrens are feeding their chicks near the bunker, and a great tit family are living in a dead branch of an Oak tree in compartment 1.

The results of our Wildlife Survey


  • Dor Beetles, Hoverflies, Centipedes, Millipedes, Woodlice, Grasshoppers, Wood Wasps, Red tailed bumble bees, Garden Spiders, Worms.


  • Orange tipped, small white, brimstone, speckled wood.


  • Wrens, Treecreepers, Woodpigeon, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Coal tit, Blue tit, Coal tit, Blackcap, Pheasant, Robins, Blackbird.

Well done to Student E, who assisted, helped to spot and listed all of these species, great work!!


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