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Take part in the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm survey
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Each Spring and Summer, a small band of surveyors continue to survey local sites for Glow Worms. Results (both positive and negative) from the 2012-2018 surveys, are produced at the bottom of this page. So please join in and if you do, use the online form to send us your sightings and contribute to the survey.
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  The Glow Worm in national decline

The Glow Worm (Lampyris noctiluca) is one of our most fascinating and endearing insects. Well known for its ability to produce light, the Glow Worm holds a unique place within UK fauna. The female Glow Worm's bioluminescent glow has formed the basis of fairy tales and folk lore over countless centuries and has charmed both children and adults throughout history.

Although still regarded by many authorities as being both nationally and locally common, this delightful beetle appears to be in a serious decline. Habitat loss through urbanisation and industrial development and the use of pesticides and herbicides through modern farming practices, have all contributed towards the Glow Worm's decline.

Today, we know little more about their current UK range, than Victorian naturalists did over 100 years ago. But has the Glow Worm actually declined in Nottinghamshire? Certainly there is a lack of modern records from many of its known sites, but is this through a genuine decline, or just a lack of recording?

Glow Worm distribution in Nottinghamshire

Our modern knowledge of the Glow Worm's Nottinghamshire distribution, largely continues to rely on what we think, rather than what we know. Certainly there is a lack of modern records from many of its known sites and the problem is that very few people are actively recording Glow Worms. The Nottinghamshire Coleoptera recorder is still of the opinion that Glow Worms are quite widespread throughout the county, yet the distribution map we have produced would claim otherwise.

The lack of historical records or reported sites, would also suggest that the Glow Worm has never actually been widespread here. Certainly, there may be an element of secrecy regarding some colonies and while we have been informed of at least one healthy colony on private land, there must be others out there waiting to be discovered.

If other people are indeed keeping an eye on their local colony, then they are not letting on. This is a shame, because national data suggests that the Glow Worm has actually decreased in the past 100 years.

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This may well be the case, but has our most charming beetle declined in Nottinghamshire? The answer is probably yes, but it is proving that it has declined effectively through a lack of surveying, that seems to be the main problem and this is where everyone can help.
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The Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey

In 2012, a small group of dedicated Glow Worm enthusiasts, set out to map the Glow Worm's distribution across Nottinghamshire in a determined effort to secure enough data to help confirm any decline. Our first task was to gather and collate all available records and sites, some dating back over 100 years.

Mapping produced some unexpected results, showing that the Glow Worm's distribution was much more restricted than was previously thought. There was an almost complete absence of records from the Trent Valley, where they perhaps might have been expected.

Our mapping showed that Glow Worms are largely confined to those areas of Nottinghamshire which lie on Sherwood Sandstone. This includes areas such as Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines, but it is possible that new Glow Worm sites still await discovery.

Why survey?

It is surprising how little we actually know about the distribution of many of our insects. So by surveying one of the most easily identified species, we have the chance to accurately map the Glow Worm in the county for the very first time.

Site access permissions

As a general rule, you will not require any access permissions if surveying for Glow Worms along designated public footpaths or bridleways. If wanting to survey for Glow Worms on any private site, please check and arrange access permissions with the landowner before your visit.

All Forestry Commission sites will require you to have an issued permit before visiting. We may be able to help arrange survey permits for those wishing to survey Forestry Commission or Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust sites. Please read our disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

 
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  How to take part in the survey

2018 will see the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey enter its seventh year and we continue to need your help. No specialist equipment is needed and the whole family can take part. Glow Worms traditionally prefer grassy habitats, but disused railway lines, forest rides and roadside verges on well drained soils, are all ideal sites to look for them. Surveying for Glow Worms is easy, but here are some simple pointers to help.

  • Surveys should be carried out at night, from about 10:30pm onwards in mid-June (depending on cloud cover) and without the use of torchlight. Your eyes will fully adapt to the dark after about 20 minutes.
  • Females will usually find a prominent stone or leaf, from which to attract a male, but can sometimes stay low to the ground. Walk in suitable habitat as soon as it becomes dark enough to see stars and simply look for the female's green bioluminescent glow.
  • A temperature of around 8C and a clear sky, will mean few Glow Worms will bother lighting up, especially if there is a bright Moon. Surveying is ideally undertaken when the weather is cloudy, as the temperature will be higher than on a clear night. Higher numbers are often reported on damp, rainy nights.

Results

We need all results. Negative results from a site are as important as positive results, in helping us to map the Glow Worm's distribution across the county. Knowing more about the Glow Worm's present distribution, would also give us an idea of how we can help site owners to manage their sites more sympathetically to conserve them.

Publication and use of results

At the end of the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey, all site owners will be contacted and informed of the presence of any Glow Worm colonies found on their land.

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All Glow Worm records will be reported to the UK Glow Worm Survey and to the Nottinghamshire Biological and Geological Records Centre at Wollaton Hall. All survey sites and grid references producing either positive or negative results, will be published on this website. Sites on private land will be listed as private and with no public access. Only four figure grid references will be used for such records.
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How to submit your Glow Worm records/sightings

The quickest and easiest way to contribute your records to the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey, is by completing our simple online survey form on the right. The form can also be used to send in any old Glow Worm records you may have. Old records are important in helping us to determine a more accurate picture of Glow Worm distribution and how it may have changed over time.

It is just as useful if we know where Glow Worms are not found, so please remember that negative results from a site, are equally as important as positive results to the survey and will help in our mapping of the Glow Worm's distribution at the end of the survey.

Alternatively, your survey results can be sent to us directly via the post, giving details of observer, date, location, an accurate six figure grid reference and a short description of habitat type, e.g. woodland ride, grass bank, disused railway line etc. Please send your results to the following address. The NGWS 13 Day Street, Market Warsop, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG20 0NG

 

 

Latest results from the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey 2018
Contributors to the survey 2018: Carl Cornish. Martin Dale. Andrew Fell. Jason King. Anna Kulpa. John Maxwell. Ludwik Michalek. Katie Parry. Keith Parry. Phil Parry. Dilys Pendleton. Trevor Pendleton. Richard Upright. The NGWS has had its best response ever this year. Our thanks go to all those who have taken the time to survey sites and send us their records.
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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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July 21st   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 19th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   1   One female recorded   TP. DP.
July 18th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 17th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 17th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   1   A single female recorded   TP. DP.
July 15th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 15th   Sherwood Heath (part)   SK646674   Heathland   2   Two females   TP. DP.
July 13th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   4   Four females present, all located within one general area of the site centred around SK648674   TP. DP.
July 12th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   25   All but one female found in the grass strip. A single male recorded with one female.   TP. DP.
July 11th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 10th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   3   Three females still present along the access track   TP. DP.
July 10th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 8th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   9   Just nine females recorded   TP. DP.
July 6th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   37   Still a minimum of 37 females on site   TP. DP.
July 6th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   7   Seven females recorded   TP. DP.
July 6th   Carburton Border   SK616731   Woodland   2   Two females recorded   LM. KP. KP.
July 5th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   48   48 females present over most of the heath   TP. DP.
July 5th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   7   Seven females along the access track near the A616   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Sherwood Heath (part)   SK646674   Heathland   18   18 females found   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Cockglode Wood   SK642673   Woodland/Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   7   Seven females recorded along the access track running paralell to the A616   TP. DP.
July 2nd   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   21   21 females present   TP. DP.
July 2nd   Budby South Forest   SK624685   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 2nd   Budby South Forest   SK621685   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 1st   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   39   A site record total of 39 females. 12 females were located along the access track running close to the A616 from the main entrance, but a further 27 were found to be in the grassy heathland between the track and the road.   TP. DP.
July 1st   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   61   The highest numbers reported here since 207 females on 27/06/08 and 212 females on 04/07/08.   TP. DP.
July 1st   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 30th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   13   13 females and a single larva, present along the site access track close to the A616.   TP. DP.
June 30th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   27   27 females over much of the site   TP. DP.
June 29th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   11   11 females recorded during a late visit   TP. DP.
June 29th   Ollerton Assarts Plantation   SK630686   Woodland/heathland   3   Three females located at SK629687 and SK632685 (two). This effectively links up Glow Worm populations at Budby SF/Swinecote Road and at SK635684 (Worksop Road), probably as far as Sherwood Heath.   TP. DP.
June 29th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   1   A single female glowing at approximately SK627687   TP. DP.
June 28th   Clipstone Forest   SK618603   Pine plantation and grass/scrub   5   Five females and four larvae recorded from area centred around SK616602   MD. LM.
June 28th   Clipstone Forest   SK603596   Mixed woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM.
June 28th   Rainworth   SK605587   Disused railway line   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM.
June 28th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   11   11 females recorded   TP. DP.
June 28th   Cockglode Wood   SK642673   Woodland/heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 27th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   34   34 females and two males found in slightly milder temperatures than recorded on June 26th.   TP. DP.
June 27th   Budby South Forest   SK620693   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 26th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   31   A total of 31 females recorded   JM. RU.
June 26th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   9   Nine females found between SK6268868799 and SK6242069058, along the access track running parallel to the A616.   TP. DP.
June 26th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 26th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK626683   Deciduous woodland with areas of heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 26th   Sherwood Heath   SK646674   Heathland   11   A total of 11 females found in cool (9.5C) moonlit conditions.   TP. DP.
June 25th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   37   37 females found during a survey of the site, despite clear skies and bright moonlight.   TP. DP.
June 25th   Worksop Road   SK635684   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded in a brief survey   TP. DP.
June 24th   Sherwood Heath   SK646674   Heathland   23   A total of 23 females reported between 22:45h and 23:45h   CC.
June 24th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   27   A total of 27 females reported   AF.
June 19th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   7   Seven larvae recorded   TP. DP.
June 19th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   32   32 females found this evening, two with males. Some of the grass heath sections of this site, are deteriorating rapidly through scrub growth.   TP. DP.
June 18th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   41   A total of 41 females and four males counted. Females located in all parts of the heath surveyed.   TP. DP.
June 18th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   1   A single female and 11 larvae recorded. Nine were found within very close proximity to each other and viewable at the same time. All were hunting in leaf litter under Sallows.   TP. DP.
June 18th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 16th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   2   Two females recorded with males in attendance   TP. DP.
June 16th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   1   A single female recorded, away from where Glow Worms have previously been recorded at this site.   TP. DP.
June 16th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   2   Two females recorded   TP. DP.
June 16th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK626683   Deciduous woodland with areas of heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 13th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   14   Opposing weather conditions to that of the previous night, being overcast and warm with rain. A total of 14 females and one male recorded. Glow Worms generally located in two areas of the site.   TP. DP.
June 12th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   1   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
June 12th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   1   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
June 11th   Sherwood Pines (entrance)   SK611646   Pine plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP.
June 11th   Clipstone Forest   SK617641   Mixed woodland, closed canopy   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP.
June 11th   Clipstone Forest   SK621634   Pine plantation, wide forest track   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP.
June 11th   Clipstone Forest   SK617628   Pine plantation, wide forest track with large areas of grass heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Ideal looking habitat.   TP.
June 11th   Clipstone Forest   SK617621   Pine plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP.
June 11th   Clipstone Forest   SK614615   Mixed woodland, closed canopy   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP.
June 10th   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK611762   Mixed woodland, grassland and scrub   10   Ten females recorded from the general area of the given grid reference.   LM. KP.
June 10th   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK614765   Mixed woodland, grassland and scrub   1   Single male attracted to artificial lure   LM. KP.
June 10th   Hills and Holes SSSI   SK557681   Former limestone quarry   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 9th   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK611762   Mixed woodland and heathland (unmanaged)   6   Six females recorded. Two present here on June 3rd.   LM.
June 9th   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK613764   Mixed woodland, grassland and scrub   2   Two males attracted to artificial lure   LM.
June 9th   Clumber Park (Fenton's Wood)   SK622770   Mixed woodland, grassland and scrub   0   No Glow Worms attracted to lure, or recorded visually.   LM.
June 7th   Clipstone Forest   SK620603   Mixed woodland   1   Single female recorded from a previously unknown location, but in the general area of previous reports.   LM.
June 7th   Clipstone Forest   SK616601   Mixed woodland, heathland, grassland and scrub   4   Five females recorded. 25 females present at this location on May 27th.   MD. LM. PP.
June 5th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 4th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 4th   Harlow Wood   SK555565   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   JM. RU.
June 3rd   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK611762   Mixed woodland and heathland (unmanaged)   2   Two females recorded from this general area   LM.
June 3rd   Near Peafield Lane   SK601664   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 3rd   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 3rd   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   2   Two females, a single male and a larva found along outer access track from reserve entrance off Swinecote Road, near A616.   TP. DP.
June 2nd   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   1   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
June 2nd   Farnsfield (Southwell Trail)   SK639573   Disused railway line   0   Surveyed between car park at SK643572, heading west to SK636574. No Glow Worms recorded.   TP. DP.
June 1st   Bradmer Hill   SK598665   Woodland edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 1st   Near Peafield Lane   SK601664   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 1st   Gibraltar Plantation (edge)   SK605715   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 31st   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   3   Along outer access track from reserve entrance, off Swinecote Road near A616. Three females recorded within close proximity (10m) of each other.   TP. DP.
May 31st   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Females (three) last recorded from this location in 2012. Larvae found in 2013 and 2016.   TP. DP.
May 31st   Sherwood Heath (lower section)   SK647676   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 31st   Morton Hill Farm   SK653783   Farm track, grassland and scrub/meadowland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
May 30th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   4   Four females recorded   JM. RU.
May 29th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   5   Five females recorded   TP. DP.
May 28th   Near Peafield Lane   SK601664   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. One female recorded from this location in 2016.   TP. DP.
May 28th   Sherwood Heath (all site)   SK646674   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 28th   Harlow Wood   SK555565   Coniferous plantation   38   38 females present   J.K.
May 27th   Inkersall Lane   SK627609   Farm track/grass verge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM. AK.
May 27th   Clipstone Forest   SK616601   Mixed woodland, heathland, grassland and scrub   25   A new location, near to the general area of previously reported Glow Worms. 25 females found, three of which were with males.   MD. LM. AK.
May 27th   Inkersall Lane   SK628611   Disused railway line   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM. AK.
May 27th   Bilsthorpe   SK639611   Disused railway line   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM. AK.
May 27th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   0   Along outer access track from reserve entrance off Swinecote Road, near A616. No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 27th   Sherwood Heath (lower section)   SK647676   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 26th   Harlow Wood   SK555565   Coniferous plantation   3   Known healthy colony holding good numbers annually.   J.K.
May 26th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
May 26th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   0   Along outer access track from reserve entrance off Swinecote Road, near A616. No Glow Worms recorded. Two females and a single larva recorded from this location in 2017   TP. DP.
May 24th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   1   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
April 21st   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK613673   Deciduous woodland edge bordering farmland   1   A single 28mm larva, found at a new location (which has been surveyed several times day and night) sited away from the main Clipstone Old Quarter population, along the edge of the forest at grid ref SK6131367380   TP. DP.
March 26th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   1   Single larva recorded   TP. DP.
 
2018 survey reports and accounts

Edited survey accounts kindly sent to us and originally written by Martin Dale.

Sunday May 27th 2018 - Martin Dale .. I teamed up with Ludwik Michalek again this year and accompanied by Anna Kulpa, we set out for an early survey of the southern end of Clipstone Forest (Sherwood Pines) alongside Rainworth Water. We arrived early on a pleasantly mild evening and whilst still light, decided to walk into the forest, west along a disused mineral line from Bilsthorpe that conveniently took us back over the A614 into the woods. As the light faded we descended into a deep cutting and took a well worn mountain bike track up the bank to head for the main east-west ride where Glow Worms had been recorded in 2013 by Andy Lowe.

None found there so we peeled off down a narrow overgrown path through the trees to get down to the river bank. Within no more than 30 yards, there was our first Glow Worm of the year. After taking a quick peek at the river (audible in spate with the recent rain) we headed into an adjacent clearing and placed two lures down, before heading further in over a low sward of grass and light scrub. Not but a few metres on and our second female found, followed by more and more. Great team work paid off as we fanned out to scour the transect for all we could find. Much to our surprise, a total of 25 females - three already with males.  Several larval glows were noted on our way round with one peculiar bright and rapidly moving glow under foliage fading and disappearing left us all perplexed as to what it could have been. Returning to the point where we came in, we found that no males had been attracted to our lures. We also noted that barring the first female in undergrowth on the path, all other females were located within the clearing. 

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So a new location for Glow Worms centred at SK616601 (see accompanying map of the area) and in an area of Clipstone Forest where none had been recorded before.

A great night had by all and for me, particularly rewarding to be able to report my first Glow Worms to the Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey in some seven years of 'none-found' reports! At last, and a big surprise to us to find so many at this location so early in the glowing season. A site I will visiting regularly from now on.

Thursday June 7th 2018 - Martin Dale .. I teamed up with Ludwik Michalek and Phil Parry for a second visit to the Black Hill area of Clipstone Forest. The intention was to quickly check the transect we found 24 females in on the 27th May and then to look at other areas east and west along the line of Rainworth Water.

Our route would initially be along the northern side of Rainworth Water, before crossing over the river to the south side, to survey any similar habitat up to the riverbank and around Damside Covert.

 
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The weather was cool on the night, with a clear sky interspersed with cloud and light showers of rain throughout the evening. Phil and myself surveyed areas around SK622606 on our way to meet up with Ludwik but no glow worms were found. However, Ludwik had already made good use of time to find a single female at a new location of SK620603.

Moving on to the transect previously surveyed on May 27th, just four females were found in broadly the same area. Progress was slow due to surprisingly long grass and the Bracken having grown up in the intervening days since, and now wet with the fresh precipitation. We then headed south to cross river at what was presumed from the map to be a bridge, but turned out to be a ford, so time to get our feet wet as well!

Now on the south side of Rainworth Water we surveyed east and west along 2 open transects parallel with the river. The habitat appeared to be quite different, with high grasses and boggy areas that didn't look too favourable. No glow worms were found here and it was becoming clear that the wet and cool conditions and the late hour (now after midnight) suggested that our chances of finding any were diminishing. Maybe one to do again in better weather perhaps but the habitat was less attractive that found north of the river.

Thursday June 28th .. Teamed up with Ludwik Michalek again. We decided to survey one of the dismantled railway lines leading towards Clipstone Forest. Now part of the national cycle route, we picked it up leading north from the outskirts of Rainworth at SK605584, towards the south-west corner of the forest. Disused and dismantled railway lines seem to have gained near mythical status among naturalists studying Glow Worms elsewhere in the UK, so I was anxious to check yet another one, on my continuing quest to see if this assertion holds true for Nottinghamshire.

Access was very easy from a new build corner of Rainworth and once on the former colliery line, it quickly descended into quite a deep sandstone cutting with a mixture of tussock forming Grasses, Heather and scrub with some bare sandstone areas. After about a mile, the line met the point where Rainworth Water enters a culvert, to then head west down towards a water treatment works near to Rainworth Heath. From there we picked up the track leading east into Clipstone Forest, initially going under a concrete bridge carrying the rest of the former line north to Clipstone. Up to this point, no glow worms had been found despite some promising looking habitat in the cutting.

Passing three ponds to our left and Rainworth Water to our right, we headed into the south-west corner of the forest and quickly surveyed a small clearing under some trees. None there, so carried on to find our now familiar transect centred on SK616601 to find just one female in what was by this date, chest high bracken. Very difficult to survey leading us to conclude that there may have been many more there, that we could neither see or realistically find.

Returning to the main ride, we decided to continue surveying on our way back and were pleased to find 3 females in the bracken on the north verge of the ride and one on the south side, include one right in the middle of the path! Also much in evidence, several bright glows from larvae down in the short grass on the north verge edge. One located in torch light turned out to be just 10mm size and it was heartening to see larval hunting behaviour at Clipstone Forest, following the now familiar pattern seen at other sites locally and in captivity.

In conclusion, once again Glow Worms seem to be mostly confined to areas of the forest rather than tracks in open land. Despite surveying many disused mineral lines in Notts, I'm yet to find a single glow worm on one, but I'll keep looking. Finally a big thank you to Ludwik for again providing transport and his company on the evening.

Martin Dale

     
Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2017
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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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July 8th   Plantation Lane, Hodsock   SK625853   Mixed woodland, grass verge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 7th   Rob Lane, Loath Hill and Robin Hood Hill   SK634535   Mixed woodland, grass verge and meadowland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM.
July 7th   Gibraltar Plantation   SK605723   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 6th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   1   Single female present and two males attracted to artificial lures.   MD. IM.
July 5th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK606685   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Surveyed area was just outside the Country Park boundary.   TP. DP.
July 5th   Budby South Forest   SK604691   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 5th   Budby South Forest   SK603693   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 5th   Clumber Park   SK635772   Coniferous woodland and grass verge   0   No Glow Worms recorded on a walk between SK629772 and SK640772. Glow Worm's last recorded in this area of Clumber (Calloughton Wood) back in 2004.   LM.
July 3rd   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge   0   A previously known site at the junction of the A616 and the B6034. No Glow Worms recorded.   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Sherwood Forest CP   SK622681   Grass heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Sherwood Forest CP   SK625681   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Sherwood Forest CP   SK611676   Grassy, woodland ride   0   No Glow Worms recorded. A maximum of five females recorded from this location in 2013.   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Sherwood Forest CP   SK613684   Oak/Birch woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. A known Glow Worm site, set within the Sherwood Forest CP.   TP. DP.
July 2nd   Clumber Park   SK613762   Mixed woodland, grassland and heathland   2   Two females present. Glow Worms last recorded from this area of Clumber in 2012   LM.
June 24th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK626682   Oak/Birch woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 22nd   Crookford   SK670651   Grassland and scrub   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 20th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
June 20th   Amen Cormer   SK641654   Grassland/meadow   0   No Glow Worms recorded, or males attracted to artificial lure   LM.
June 20th   King's Stand Plantation   SK640656   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
June 20th   Thoresby Park   SK645719   Grass verge   0   No Glow Worms recorded along a recently mown stretch of verge on Netherfield Lane, between SK645719 and SK638717   TP. DP.
June 20th   Thoresby Park   SK630710   Grass verge/parkland   0   Former Thoresby Market entrance. Glow Worms recorded here some years ago. None recorded on this visit, but some limited habitat present.   TP. DP.
June 19th   Thieves Wood   SK547568   Largely coniferous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded, or males attracted to artificial lure   MD. LM.
June 19th   Rob Lane and Comb Wood   SK635546   Largely deciduous woodland and grass verge   0   No Glow Worms recorded, or males attracted to artificial lure   MD. LM.
June 18th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 18th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   1   Single female (different to female of 12/06/17) and one 10mm larva found. Part of a known Glow Worm population at nearby Swinecote Road, Budby.   TP. DP.
June 17th   Bradmer Hill   SK598665   Woodland edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Very small numbers (max of three in 2015) known from this location   TP. DP.
June 17th   Near Peafield Lane   SK601664   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Single female found at this location in 2016   TP. DP.
June 17th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK601666   Deciduous woodland   2   Two females present, centred at this grid ref. This location effectively links the above two locations with the large population at Clipstone Old Quarter. A single larva recorded here in 2016   TP. DP.
June 16th   Thieves Wood   SK547562   Largely coniferous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM.
June 16th   Nomanshill Wood   SK546561   Largely coniferous woodland   0   No males attracted to artificial lures placed at two locations. See report below.   MD. LM.
June 16th   Harlow Wood   SK552564   Deciduous woodland   3   Three females recorded, extending east from this grid ref. Two of these were found close to a known population, but a single female was present close to the A60, at the given grid ref   MD. LM.
June 15th   King's Clipstone   SK610647   Roadside verge/bank   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 14th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Site maxima of 207 and 212 females here on two dates in 2008. Very small numbers of females since.   TP. DP.
June 12th   Budby South Forest   SK621693   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 12th   Budby South Forest   SK624690   Heathland   1   Single female found away (but part of same population) from a known Glow Worm site at nearby Swinecote Road, Budby. No Glow Worms previously reported from this site, which was surveyed once in 2012   TP. DP.
June 9th   Annesley Woodhouse Quarry   SK489533   Unimproved grassland and scrub   0   No female Glow Worms recorded, or males to lure   MD. LM.
June 9th   Bentinck Banks SSSI   SK493554   Grassland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. LM.
June 9th   Robin Hood Hills   SK512546   Unmanaged woodland with Bracken growth   0   Large numbers of Glow Worms reported from this site in 1968 and habitat appears to have have changed or deteriorated substantially since. No female Glow Worms recorded, or males to lure.   MD. LM.
May 25th   Harlow Wood   SK555565   Coniferous plantation   2   Known healthy colony   JK.
May 25th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   0   A previously known site at the junction of the A616 and the B6034   TP. DP.
May 20th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   1   Single female   TP. DP.
 
2017 survey reports from Martin Dale and Ludwik Michalek

Edited survey accounts kindly sent to us and originally written by Martin Dale.

Friday June 16th 2017 .. Quick visit to Thieves Wood and Normanhill Wood prior to Monday (June 19th) evening visit. Two lures checked after foray into Harlow Wood and towards a known Glow Worm site. We had recorded three females on the footpath leading to the colony's location within Harlow Wood. Afterwards we returned to our lures placed at SK546561 and SK547562 in Normanshill Wood, but no males were attracted.

Monday June 19th .. Went to Rob Lane, at first in daylight and left a lure in an open part of Comb Wood, running along side of Rob Lane. Site very remote and dark at night with good habitat, both along the lane verge and in the woodland.  We didn't reach the sunken part of the lane due to a heavily rutted track, but were within 100 metres of it. The 1992 report location of glow worms from SK630550 is now almost directly under a huge wind turbine and the lane up to the farm is managed with lawn and young trees.  No males to lure when we returned but lane and site was not fully surveyed for females due to late hour and long difficult track on our return.

After returning from Rob Lane we went back to Thieves Wood, concentrating on the transect between coniferous and deciduous woodland, roughly parallel with the A60 and placed a lure at SK547568. We then spent some time traversing the site looking for females. None found including the area directly opposite the path on the other side of the A60 where the three females were found in Harlow Wood on Friday June 16th. Despite this, no females were found in Thieves Wood, nor any males attracted to our lure.

Thursday 6th July 2017 .. Met Ian Major of the Sherwood Forest Trust and Norman of the Friends of Sherwood Heath group, in the car park of 'The Alders' public house, where we convened to begin a survey of Sherwood Heath for Glow Worms.  Following surveys of Sherwood Heath in June by Trevor and Dilys Pendleton and Ludwik Michalek, we were keen to find if they were still there following the sustained crash in numbers over the last 8 years from the high counts (200+ females) recorded on two nights in 2008. To assist in determining this, lures were placed in two locations, at SK644674 and SK 645676 to be checked later. One female was found by Norman at SK644674 and returning to the lures, one male was found at each lure, so at least they are still present on the site, albeit in much reduced numbers.

Friday 7th July 2017 .. Teamed up with Ludwik Michalek again, this time to survey the area around Loath Hill and Robin Hood Hill centred on SK634535 where there is an Iron Age hill fort and burial mounds. Lures were placed at 3 locations; SK634537, SK633535 & SK633532 but no males were attracted and no females found following an extensive search of the area. 

We also completed a more thorough survey of Combs Wood and the sunken part of Rob Lane, centred on SK641547. No lures were set but the full extent of Combs Wood was surveyed including the full length of Rob Lane from the east and west ends. The location of the 1992 Glow Worm record, is now at the foot of a very large wind turbine! No glow worms were found, although the sunken part of Rob Lane is well worth a visit for it's unusual character!

Martin Dale

   
Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2016

An enormous effort was put into the survey this year, especially by Martin Dale and Ludwik Mchalek. Even though all of Martin's surveys produced negative results, they were useful in confirming that (around Nottingham at least) Glow Worms have certainly declined in recent years. The Holme Pierrepont and Colwick Park areas, seem to be less suitable now for Glow Worms, than perhaps they were a few decades ago.

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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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July 21st   Clumber Park (Springlands)   SK613763   Woodland edge   1   Single female from a previously known area   LM.
July 19th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   2   Two females recorded   SA.
July 18th   Beech Hill Wood   SK646643   Deciduous woodland and field edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 18th   Beech Wood   SK645630   Deciduous woodland and field   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 18th   Cutt's Wood   SK647621   Mixed woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 18th   Near Mansfield   SK5759   Mature mixed woodland   0   A female reported from this private site in 2015, but no Glow Worms recorded during this survey   MD.
July 14th   Toad Holes Wood   SK617882   Mature deciduous wood   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 12th   Gosling Carr   SK660721   Alder Carr/wetland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 12th   Blackcliffe Hill Plantation   SK664710   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 12th   Walesby Heath/Scout Camp   SK665781   Grassy heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 12th   Whitewater Lane, Walesby   SK663702   Grassy heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Site last surveyed in August 2012   TP. DP.
July 10th   Holme Pierrepont/Skylarks NR   SK619391   Former gravel pit works   0   No Glow Worms recorded and no males attracted to artificial lure   MD.
July 10th   Holme Pierrepont/Blotts Pit   SK620388   Former gravel pit works   0   No Glow Worms recorded and no males attracted to artificial lure   MD.
July 10th   Holme Pierrepont/A52 Pit   SK615384   Grassland/wetland   0   No Glow Worms recorded and no males attracted to artificial lure   MD.
July 9th   Misson Carr NR   SK715975   Wet woodland, marsh and grassland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Site thought to be possibly too damp/wet   LM.
July 4th   Colwick Park and Racecourse   SK607396   Mixed grassland and light woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded. Some habitat considered suitable near racecourse but serious light pollution from Greyhound track badly affected western end. Large areas of the park muddy and too poorly drained but less light pollution   MD. WH.
June 28th   King's Clipstone/Intake Wood   SK593642   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 26th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   2   Two larvae recorded glowing. A previously known site at the junction of the A616 and the B6034   TP. DP.
June 26th   Edwinstowe STW   SK642670   Farm track/riverside   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 26th   Cockglode Wood   SK642673   Woodland/heathland   1   Single female. Site runs joins on to Sherwood Heath SSSI, which is a known Glow Worm site   TP. DP.
June 22nd   Peafield Lane   SK572657   Mixed woodland   0   No males attracted to artificial lure left on site   TP. DP.
June 22nd   Peafield Lane   SK571654   Coniferous plantation   0   No males attracted to artificial lure left on site   TP. DP.
June 19th   Near Peafield Lane   SK601664   Woodland bordering arable farmland   1   Single female from a previously unknown area   TP. DP.
June 19th   Bradmer Hill   SK598665   Woodland bordering arable farmland   1   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
June 18th   King's Clipstone/Archway Rd   SK608657   Farm track/riverside   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 18th   Hazel Gap to Gleadthorpe   SK601710   Woodland edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 18th   Fox Covert Wood and quarry   SK563822   Disused limestone quarry.   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
June 17th   Harlow Wood   SK555565   Coniferous plantation   44   Recently discovered (2013 at latest) colony   JK. CK.
June 9th   King's Clipstone/Archway Rd   SK608657   Farm track/riverside   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 9th   New Lodge Plantation   SK607658   Woodland edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 3rd   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   2   Two females recorded   TP. DP.
 
Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2015
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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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July 12th   Gibraltar Plantation (edge)   SK605715   Woodland bordering arable farmland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 12th   Duncan Wood   SK616718   Woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 1st   Bradmer Hill   SK598665   Woodland bordering arable farmland   3   Three females found along small path running along edge of woodland, bordering arable fields.   TP. DP.
May 23rd   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK647675   Former Pine plantation, deciduous woodland and grassland   0   Single female recorded   TP. DP.
 
Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2014
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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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May 18th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Forestry Pine plantation, part deciduous woodland & grassland   1   Single female   TP. DP.
June 6th   Kneeton   SK700455   Dense woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD. PP.
June 8th   Clumber Park   SK614754   Woodland   3   Three females   LM.
June 6th   Rainworth Heath   SK591590   Lowland Heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
June 30th   Clumber Park   SK616730   Woodland   12   12 females recorded along woodland track, between SK615733 and SK617727   LM.
July 1st   Green Drive   SK596672   Woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 1st   H   SK590670   Coniferous woodand   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 1st   Blakeley Lane, Market Warsop   SK580669   Woodland edge/farm track   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 1st   H   SK585667   Coniferous woodand   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Bradmer Hill   SK598665   Woodland bordering arable farmland   1   Previously unknown site. One female found on grass in middle of small path running along edge of woodland, bordering arable fields.   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Clipstone Drive   SK591666   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 3rd   Buck Gates, Thoresby Estate   SK637691   Deciduous woodland   1   Single female   MW.
                         
Survey report from Martin Dale - Kneeton, June 6th 2014

Phil Parry and myself did a survey of the area of wood and flood plain alongside the south bank of the Trent called Watson's Piece. This was the location where a work colleague had reported seeing Glow Worms present in 2008. The location was accessed off the Kneeton Road between East Bridgford and Kneeton via Old Hill Lane - a track leading down to a large open field grazed by cattle. Historically, Old Hill Lane connected to one of the Trent's old ferry crossing points - the image of which can still be seen in the aerial view here; The area called Watson's Piece is partially in the flood plain of the Trent and on the wooded mudstone bank of Old Hill.

We surveyed Old Hill Lane itself and approx 1km of the adjacent flood plain and wood for Glow Worms between 22:20 and 00:10. None were found. The lower lying parts of the flood plain were totally inaccessible due to standing water, and much of the area extremely muddy due to recent rain and churning by cattle movement.

To the south-west of the area, we reached the enclosure that contained the location where Glow Worms had been previously recorded (SK697453). An established path was marked with arrow marker posts and a stile here; but the access through was severely restricted by overgrowth and high nettles making access near impossible at present. The likely presence of Glow Worms was inconclusive. Whilst the enclosed area did seem to be quite a haven for bird-life and has not been grazed, the nettles and overgrowth would not immediately suggest idealised Glow Worm habitat! We briefly checked out a track down to the other end of the site here; but the whole area of wood has been cleared and is now a crop field right down to the river.

Many thanks to Phil Parry for providing the transport for the evening and assisting in the hunt.

Martin Dale

 
Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2013

Unfortunately and despite much publicity, we had very few responses to the 2013 survey. Perhaps the real shame is that despite the large number of people being employed by conservation organisations, land/site management and wildlife groups, it seems that no one could spare just one hour, during the course of the Spring and Summer. However, despite this, four new Glow Worm sites were located within Clumber Park by Ludwik Michalek and James Glendenning and an additional three areas of Clipstone Forest/Sherwood Pines covered by Andy Lowe, were found to have Glow Worms.

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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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June 8th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Forestry Pine plantation, part deciduous woodland & grassland   2   Two females   TP. DP.
June 16th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   1   Single larva   TP. DP.
June 16th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   1   Single female   TP. DP.
June 24th   Clumber Park   SK616732   Woodland   1   Single female   LM.
June 24th   Harlow Wood   SK5556   Coniferous plantation   0   Previously unknown colony   JK. CK.
June 24th   Clumber Park   SK619723   Grass meadow   1   Single female   LM.
June 24th   Barrow Hills   SK680920   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
June 29th   Near Everton Carr Farm   SK6893   Dense woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   LM.
July 2nd   Sherwood Forest CP   SK611676   Grassy woodland ride   5   A previously unknown site, adjacent to large Glow Worm colony at Clipstone Old Quarter.   AL.
July 7th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK627680   Oak/Birch woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 9th   Gibraltar Plantation   SK605723   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 10th   Clumber Park   SK624732   Grassy heathland   2   Two females   JG.
July 10th   Hanger Hill Plantation   SK601695   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 11th   Clumber Park   SK628755   Grassy heathland   2   Two females   JG.
July 16th   Colwick Park   SK609395   Woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
July 16th   Clipstone Forest   SK619603   Coniferous plantation   5   Between 3 and 5 females noted in July   AL.
July 16th   Clipstone Forest   SK619605   Coniferous plantation   1   One female noted on two dates in July   AL.
July 16th   Clipstone Forest   SK620608   Coniferous plantation   11   Between 5 and 11 females noted in July   AL.
                         
The Nottinghamshire Glow Worm Survey results 2012

Survey sites away from Clipstone Old Quarter (not listed here) and providing negative results for Glow Worms are shown in grey. But there is always the possibility that Glow Worms could still be present at most of these sites given further surveys. Sites where Glow Worms were recorded are in blue. The lower site survey results, refer to searches for late females and/or larvae.

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Surveyed   Site name   Grid ref   Site type/habitat   Qty   Notes   Recorder
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May 30th   Clipstone Old Quarter   SK606670   Forestry Pine plantation, part deciduous woodland & grassland   1   Single female   TP. DP.
June 2nd   Fanny's Grove   SK610709   Former picnic site   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 12th   Peafield Lane   SK571654   Mixed plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 12th   Peafield Lane   SK572657   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 12th   Mapperley Golf Course   SK598436   Golf course   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
June 14th   Wellow Park   SK686672   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 17th   Fanny's Grove   SK610709   Former picnic site   0   Surveyed for second time   TP. DP.
June 17th   Budby Carr   SK607705   Mixed woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 17th   Gibraltar Plantation   SK605723   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 17th   Welbeck Estate   SK609723   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 20th   Hanger Hill Plantation   SK601695   Coniferous plantation   0   Surveyed early and late evening   TP. DP.
June 20th   Budby Pumping Station   SK604704   Woodland edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 20th   Boundary Plantation   SK602699   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 20th   Watchwood Plantation   SK594506   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
June 22nd   NWT Reserve, Gorsethorpe   SK595653   Meadowland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 23rd   Hanger Hill Plantation   SK601695   Coniferous plantation   0   Surveyed for third time   TP. DP.
June 25th   Lambley Dumble   SK618449   Woodland and field edge   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
June 26th   Worksop Road   SK635684   Deciduous woodland   1   Single female found in brief search   TP. DP.
June 29th   Budby South Forest   SK627688   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 29th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   3   Three females present at the junction of the A616 and the B6034   TP. DP.
June 29th   Budby South Forest   SK621693   Heathland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
June 29th   Thorseby Estate   SK622693   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 4th   Oakmere Park, Oxton   SK612532   Golf course   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
July 11th   Colwick Woods   SK602398   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
July 17th   Colwick Woods   SK602398   Deciduous woodland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   MD.
July 17th   Clumber Park   SK614763   Grass verge/woodland   2   Two females 90 metres apart. This is a new Glow Worm site for Clumber Park   LM.
July 20th   Sherwood Forest CP   SK613684   Oak/Birch woodland   1   A single female recorded from this known site. The first since two in 2009.   TP. DP.
July 21st   Sherwood Forest CP   SK625681   Woodland/grass heath   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. MD.
July 21st   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   1   Single female   TP. MD.
July 22nd   Hills and Holes   SK557681   Former quarry/grassland   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 26th   Rough Piece   SK594671   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
July 26th   Bradmer Hill   SK558667   Coniferous plantation   0   No Glow Worms recorded   TP. DP.
August 17th   Whitewater Lane, Walesby   SK663702   Grassy heathland   0   No late adults or larvae   TP. DP.
August 17th   Sherwood Heath   SK647675   Heathland   0   No late adults or larvae   TP. DP.
August 17th   Swinecote Road, Budby   SK627688   Grass verge/heath   4   Four larvae   TP. DP.
                         
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