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

Key

# = 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

October Work Day

After a long Summer during which all activity in Park Wood was suspended (apart from the regular litter picking and bin emptying) we have at last been able to hold a Work Day in Park Wood.  Thank you to all those who turned up to help on Sunday 25th, despite the unsettled weather.  With a few extra rules to enable safe working and complying with the Woodland Trust's advice about social distancing, we were all glad to have the opportunity to meet up again and see what jobs could be done.

Hopefully we will be back again at the end of November to continue coppicing and begin clearing the ditches.

 


News

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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