Wildlife  of  West Cornwall
Photographs by Alan Griffiths
Taken in West Cornwall
  West Cornwall has a great variety of habitats favourable to wildlife. There are woodlands, wetlands, moorlands, estuaries and the coast, with it's cliffs, beaches and coves.

   'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' abound.

   The coastal path gives access to many of them. Most are owned by the National Trust. In addition there are a growing number of nature reserves  owned and managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the R.S.P.B.
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Habitats Fungi & Lichens
Butterflies & Moths
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Wild Flowers
Woodlands
Amanita muscara
Bittersweet
Small copper
Wetlands
Jew's ear
Blue tailed damselflies Evening primrose
Elephant hawk moth
Estuaries
Boletus quelitii
Black tailed skimmer Pencilled cranesbill
Moorlands Clouded yellow
Shaggi ink cap
Rest harrow
Emerald damselfly
Marshes
Brimstone
Dalddina concentrica
Sundew
Migrant hawker
Coast
Burnet moth
Earthballs
Primrose
Roadside verges Small red damselflies
Dark green fritillary
Gannoderma adspersa
Wood anenome
Beautiful demoiselle
Comma
Oudemansiella musica
Field bindweed
Insects & Spiders
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Common hawker
Painted lady Spirassis crispa
Cowslip
Ruddy darter imm. M
Sterium hirsutm
Peacock
Red campion
Broard-bodied chaser
Trametes albietina
Small pearl-bordered fritillary
Alexanders
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Hoverflies
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Emperor M
Tremella mesentrica
Ivy-leafed bell flower
Emperor F
Ringlet
Shaggy Parasol
Spanish bluebells
Azure blue damseflies
Humming bird hawk moth
Un-named
Bog cinqfoil
Crane fly
Cladonia sp.
Sea campion
Argiope bruennichi
Blue tailed damselfly
Poplar hawk moth
Dodder Staghorn
Large red damselfly
Red admiral
Green alkernet Hygrophoropsis aurantica
Grenbottle
Large red damselflies
Green-viened white
Black knapweed
Odemera nobilis
Common blue damselfly
Large white
Pholiota lucifera
Lousewort
Meadow brown Common hawker
Un-named 1
Bog pimpernell
C menthastri
Privet hawk moth
Common darter, F 
Yellow rattle Un-named 2
Bloody-nosed beetle
Gatekeeper
Xylaria hypoxylon
Spring squill
Reptiles & amphibians
Speckled wood
Birds foot trefoil
Un-named 3
Pond skater
Common blue
Greater Stitchwort Un-named 4
Linyphia triangularta
Marbled white Kidney vetch Un-named 5
Adder
Strangalia masculata Un-named 6
Small tortoiseshell Heath spotted orchid
Adder
Oxeye daisy
Un-named 7
Small coppers Toad
Bush cricket
Toadflax
Unnamed 8
Wall browns
Common frog
Ichneumon
Spearmint Lycoperdum sp.
Graylings
Common frogs
Dung flyFly
Smooth sow thistle
Un-named 9
Holly blue
Tadpoles
Purple loosestrife
Bee Lactarious piperatus
Garden tiger moth
Slow worm
Ragged robin
Tegenara
Un-named 10
Skipper
Rock samphire
Naectria cinnabarina
Bombus
lapponicus
Swallowtail moth
Milkwort
Unnamed 11
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Selfheal
Fairy clubs
Mesembrina
meridina
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Wild garlic
Sulphur tuft
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Cordyceps militaris
Muscid Bloody cranesbill
Honey fungus
Dasyphora
Eyebright
Boletus,parasitic on earthball
Forgetmenot
Ereothiix
rufomaculata
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Foxgloves
Soldier beetles
Great burnet saxifrage
Birds & Mammals
Shield bug
Ground ivy
Links
Jackdaws
Spider
Herb robert
Kestrel
Chloromyia formosa
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Ladies bedstraw
Mallard
Harvestman
Meadowsweet
Adrian Langdon's'Images Naturally'
Starling
Crab spider
Rose bay willowherb
Green-winged teal
Chafer ?
Wild About Britain
Devil's bit scabious
Curlew
Spear thistle
Little egret
Creeping thistle
Heron
Great marsh thistle
Robin
Grey Squirrel
Tormentil
Violets
Grey Seals
Grey seals
Yarrow
Dead dolphin
Marsh helliborine
Blenny
Wall pennywort
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