Monday, 6 July 2009

Latest reports in reverse date order

Survey reports 2009

f = glowing females, m = males, l = larvae. Date of maximum numbers only is shown. Grid references are given only for publicly accessible sites. For more information about the UK Glow Worm Survey please go to

In some cases I'm now adding a link to to the location. Bear in mind that glow worms are often spread over an area, so this may be the place to start looking.

17 October
Bledlow Ridge, Bucks (SU792986), 1 larva in daytime

21 September
Broaks Wood, Essex, 3f

13 September
Wey towpath, Godalming, Surrey, 3f

5 September
Street, Somerset (ST476346), 1f.

25 August
North Barrow, Somerset, several along surrounding lanes (
ST585294 - ST593294 and ST613293)

18 August
Holywell Bay, Cornwall, 1f

15 August
Warningcamp, W Sussex (
TQ030072), 2f

14 August
Farningham, Kent, 1f
South Huish, Devon, 6f

9 August
Little Marlow Gravel Pits and Spade Oak, Bucks (SU880873), 38f

8 August
Long Down, Glos (ST775995), 5f
West Grinstead, Sussex (TQ 180236 to 183231) 4f
Durlston Head, Dorset, 4f
Melbury Down, Dorset (
ST878197), 5f

5 August
Flackwell Heath, Bucks, 5f
Knocking Hoe, Beds (TL131307), 1f
Isle of Grain, Kent (TQ825748), 3f

2 August
Stow Maries, Essex, 5f

31 July
Round Down, Shere, Surrey, 1f
Newick, E Sussex (TQ409214), 2f
Old Warden tunnel, Beds (TL112448), 5f

30 July
Daccombe, Devon, 5f

28 July
Fawkham, Kent, 15f
The Hyde, Bucks (SU782888), 1f

27 July
East Peckham, Kent, 1f
Lepe Country Park, Hants, 2f
Fordingbridge, Hants, 1f

26 July
Cliff path, Portland, Dorset (SY702717), 6f

25 July
La Grande Rue, Jersey, 12f
Charlton Mackrell, Somerset (ST533288), 3f
Charlton Adam, Somerset (ST535291), 12f, ST537292 15f, 3m

24 July
Liss Forest, Hants (SU780297), 6f
Lopcombe Corner, Wilts, 3f
Strawberry Line, Somerset (ST431637) 4f
Keinton Mandeville, Somerset (ST551312), 5f; (ST550307), 7f
Claylands LNR, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire (SU545181), 12f
St Wulstan's Nature Reserve (SO783412), Worcs, 8f
Hare Hill, Ottershaw, Surrey(TQ032637), 4f

21 July
Hartpury, Glos (SO805252), 1f
Barton Springs, Beds (TL091294), 6f
Purfleet, Essex, number not stated.

19 July
Pheasants Hill, Bucks, 1f
Cogden Beach and Burton Common, Dorset (SY502885), 20f scattered

18 July
Blagdon, Somerset, 4f

17 July
Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (TM357485), 2f, 1m

15 July
Aston Rowant, Oxon, 13f, 1l
Colstrope, Bucks (SU783887), 2f

14 July
Hockley, Essex, 1f
Ickleton, Cambs, (TL494435) 4f
Leigh, Kent (TQ544457), 11f
Torcross, Devon (SX817426), 8f

13 July
Loudwater, Bucks (SU905908), 5f
Benenden, Kent, 2f
Farley Mount, Hants (SU402290), 32f
Medmenham, Bucks, 1f
Bull Hill, Hants, 11f

11 July
Creeksea sea wall, Essex (TQ932956), 13f
Barming, Kent, 1f

10 July
Ventnor, IoW, 8f
Witham River Walk, Essex (TL818149), 29f
Bicknacre, Essex, 1f
Puddleton Forest, Dorset, 'hundreds'
Barnack Hills and Holes, Peterborough (TF073048), 48f
Wicken fen, Cambs (TL566695), 2f
Sizewell Beach, Suffolk, 20f
Biggin Lake, Oundle, Northants (TL016880), 1f
Westbury-on-Severn, Glos (SO710144), 5f
Caerwent, Monmouthshire, more than 20f

9 July

Farlington, Hants, 10f
Roman Road, Creekmoor, Dorset (SY933940), 5f
Bowdens Crest, Somerset

8 July
Cold Norton, Essex 10f
Old Basing, Hants (SU654528) 44f

7 July
Pegsdon Hills, Herts (TL100291), 6f

6 July
Dormans station, Surrey (TQ397417), 7f
Waddon, Dorset, 2f
Shouldham Warren, Norfolk (TF678102), 18f

5 July
Salehurst, E Sussex (TQ745257), 12f
Patching, W Sussex (TQ072061) 1f
Motcombe, Dorset, 3f

4 July
Wembury Point, Devon (SX502486), 3f
Sizewell, Suffolk (TM475619), 2f
Lardon Chase, Streatley, Berks (SU588811), 24f, 1m
Kingswood, Kent, 4f

3 July
Porton, Wilts, 1f
Emsworth, Hants, 1f
St Agnes Beacon, Cornwall (SW705505), 27f
Folkestone, Kent, 1f
Dinton, Wilts, 1f
Barton St David, Somerset, 1f

2 July
Theale, Berks (SU647705), 19f
Higher Gabwell, Devon, 1f
Letchworth, Herts (TL184316), 3f
Longfield, Kent, 1f

1 July
Nailsworth, Glos (ST855995), 5f
Gomm Road, High Wycombe, Bucks(SU893918), 1f
Bromyard Downs, Herefordshire (SO670563), 6f

30 June
Cemetery, Thorpe St Andrew, Norfolk (TG271085), 1f
Cotehele, Cornwall, 1f
Portslade, E Sussex (TQ245078), 2f
Brush Hill, Bucks (SP821034), 85f, 3m
Purley on Thames, Berks, 1f

29 June
Bere Alston, Devon, 1f
East Malling, Kent(TQ698569), 1f
Barcombe Cross, E Sussex, 6f
Lyndhurst, Hants (SU320092), 1f
Coalport, Shropshire (SJ699022), 14f

28 June
Pembury, Kent, 1f
Horning, Norfolk, 1f
Llangennith, Gower, 4f
Market Drayton, Shropshire, 10f (SJ621292)

27 June
Badbury Rings, Dorset (ST976022), 21f
Petersfield, Hants, 7f
Solihull, W Midlands, 1f
Bus stop, Longdown, Devon (SX872909), 2f
Sculthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk, 30+ f
Dersingham Bog, Norfolk (TF669286), 6f

26 June
Hounslow Heath, Middx (TQ111747), 1f, 1m
Corfe Castle, Dorset (SY860921), 12f
Croxley Moor, Herts (TQ081951), 1f
Hodnet, Shropshire (SJ 621290) 5f

25 June
East Budleigh Common, Devon, 3f
Langdale Forest, N Yorks, 19f 2m
West End, Surrey, 1f
Heath End, W Sussex 2f
Durlston Head, Dorset (SZ032776), 'lots'
Candy, Shropshire, 3f

24 June

Friston Forest, E Sussex (TQ519004), 1f
Newbridge, Truro, Cornwall, 1m

23 June
Ash, Hants, 1f
Haughmond Hill, Shropshire (SJ546146), 29f

22 June
Earls Shilton, Leics 3f
Moel y Parc, Clwyd, 1f
Tarka Trail, Instow-Fremington, Devon (SS475314 – SS524335), 10f
Fawkham, Kent, 1f

21 June
Capenhurst, Cheshire (SJ369741), 25f
Rodborough Common, Gloucs (SO845035), 1f
Wirral Country Park, Cheshire, 3f, 1m
Southwick Hill, W Sussex, 12f

20 June
Lelant Golf Course, Cornwall, 6f
Coast path, Portland Bill to Weston, Dorset 50f (estimate)
Cromford, Derbys. 3f
Glendaruel, Argyllshire, 12f
Wepham Woods, W Sussex (TQ050091), 2f

19 June
Brandon Park, Suffolk, 1f
Sennen, Cornwall, 3f
Stoney Middleton, Derbys, 10f
Worth, Kent, 3f
Arnside Knott, Cumbria, 6f ,1m

18 June
Staplehurst, Kent(TQ789443), 4f
Ovington, Hants, 7f
Watchmoor Park NR, Surrey, 10f
Purley on Thames 1f
Saddlescombe Farm. S Downs, 4f
Kippax, W Yorks (SE405303), 5f
Earls Common, Worcs, 3f

17 June
Beacon Hill, Hants 2f
Shalfleet Quay, IoW, 3f
Fladbury, Worcs, 1f

15 June
Penmanshiel, Borders, 8f
Moreton, Dorset, 2f
Selsdon, Surrey, 1f

14 June
Dewlands Common, Dorset, 3f
Abergwesyn, Powys, 2f
Froyle, Hants, 1f
Henley Cemetery, Oxon, 1f
Haughton. Staffs, 25f

13 June
St Mary, Jersey, 3f
Huish Episcopi, Somerset, 2f
Marks Tey, Essex, 2f
Cheddar, Somerset, 20f
Flordon, Norfolk, 10f
Roundhill Camp, New Forest, 5f 1m

12 June
Purchas Wood, Kent, 10f
Ellerburn Banks, N Yorks, 70+f
Longstowe, Cambs, 10f, 2+m
Hathersage Booths, Derbys (SK241801), 100+ f

11 June
Rock Hill, Devon 1f
Aller Hill, Somerset, 1f
Linkenholt, Hants, 2f

9 June
Mickleham, Surrey, 2f

8 June
Sherwood Forest 85f

6 June
Kit's Coty, Kent, 1f

3 June
South Molton, Devon, 1f

2 June
Brush Hill, Bucks, 2f

1 June
Pamber Forest, Hants, 1f
Stinsford, Dorset, 2f, 1m

31 May
Attleborough, Norfolk, 2f
Cumnor, Oxon, 1f

30 May
Wicken Fen, Cambs, 1f
Furners Green, E Sussex 1f

29 May
Compton Bishop, Somerset, 1f

28 May
Normandy, Surrey, 1f
Chesterfield, Derbys, 6f
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, 2f

27 May
Sherwood Forest, Notts, 2f

26 May
Maiden Newton, Dorset, 2f

15 May
Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire, 2f