Spider Hunt 2005

Simon Moore, from Hampshire County Council, led a group of volunteers on 11th September 2005 to catalogue the various spider species living in Park Wood.


Family Genus and species name English name Sex/ Frequency
Amaurobiidae Amaurobius similes Lace-webbed spider F
Gnaphosidae Haplodrassus signifier   M
Clubionidae Clubiona terrestris Silk cell spider J
Anyphaenidae Anyphaena accentuate Buzzing spider F
Thomisidae Misumena vatia Pale crab spider J
Salticidae Salticus scenicus Zebra (jumping) spider J
Lycosidae Pardosa hortensis Wolf Spider F
  P. monticola Wolf Spider MF
  P. pullata Wolf Spider MFJ
  Pirata hygrophila   F
Agelenidae Tegenaria silvestris   F
Theridiidae Enoplognatha ovata Comb-footed spider J
  Theridion pallens Comb-footed spider MFJJ
  Dipoena inornata #   FJ
Tetragnathidae Tetragnatha extensa Large jawed orb web spider JJ
  T. monticola Large jawed orb web spider J
  Pachygnatha degeeri   FF
  P. clercki   F
Metidae Metellina segmentata 'Holed' orb web spider MMFFFJJJ
Araneidae Araneus diadematus Garden, diadem spider MFFFF
Linyphiidae Linyphia triangularis Sheet web spider FFJJ
  L. peltata Sheet web spider F


# = Listed as quite rare.
F/M = female / male: if more than one is listed then each symbol counts as c.10 specimens found.

J = Juvenile

Total number of species found: 22

[Although 16 species were found by the end of the day, subsequent research has revealed 6 others]


Work Days

AGM - 7 pm on WEDNESDAY 23rd JUNE 2021

We have decided to hold the AGM this year in Park Wood, in the Beech Glade!

Please come along and support us.  You will have an opportunity to hear details of the new management plan for the wood, and join in a guided walk led by our Woodland Trust local representative, Phil Truluck.


May 2021 Work Day

We had a good turnout at the end of May to enjoy the beaufiful weather in Park Wood, when we were pleased to welcome some new people who joined in our workday.


by which time we hope the social restrictions will be eased and we will be able to provide refreshments as usual.


Hoever to stay safe, we ask volunteers to:

  • Bring your own work gloves.
  • On arrival, please sign in with a contact number, please sign out
    when you leave.

Please come along and give as much time as you can.
For details about future events, pop back to this website, also download a membership form under the About tab of this website if you would like to become a Friend of Park Wood.




3rd Party Agreement signed

Following on from the AGM the Third Party Group Agreement between the Woodland Trust and The Friends of Park Wood has now been signed. You can download a PDF of the agreement from this website under the About > Documents menu.

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