Worcestershire Mammal Atlas

By Maps prepared by John Partridge

Readers will be aware that collection of records for the new Worcestershire Mammal Atlas is in full swing. The maps that follow show the number of tetrad records in the WBRC database. It's the BLACK dots (or rather the lack of them!) that are important because they show the records sent in since 2000. We need more records! Please join in and help. We need sightings of road casualties and of common animals (rabbits, grey squirrels) to see if there have been changes since the 1980's records were collected. And we know muntjac deer occur in many more woods than the maps shows - we just need the records! Wherever you go and whenever you are in the countryside provides an opportunity to record. Another recording form is enclosed with this edition of Worcestershire Record. Also remember the vice-county boundary extends in to the West Midlands as a glance at the maps will show you. There must be moles in Selly Oak, Moseley, Hall Green, Stourbridge, Halesowen ….. !

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Hedgehog - Erinaceus europaeus
Mole - Talpa europaea
Common Shrew-Sorex araneus
Pygmy Shrew - Sorex minutus
Water Shrew - Neomys fodiens
Lesser Horseshoe Bat - Rhinolophus hipposideros
Daubenton's Bat - Myotis daubentoni
Whiskered bat - Myotis mystacinus
Natterer's Bat - Myotis nattereri
Bechstein's Bat - Myotis bechsteini
Noctule Bat - Nyctalus noctula
Leisler's Bat - Nyctalus leisleri
Pipistrelle - Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Pipistrellus pipistrellus 45kHz
Pipistrellus pipistrellus 55kHz
Grey Long-eared Bat - Plecotus austriacus
Long-eared Bat - Plecotus auritus
Barbastelle - Barbastella barbastellus
Rabbit - Oryctolagus cuniculus
Brown Hare - Lepus capensis
Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis
Common Dormouse - Muscardinus avellanarius
Bank Vole - Clethrionomys glareolus
Field Vole - Microtus agrestis
Water Vole - Arvicola terrestris
Brown Rat - Rattus norvegicus
Wood Mouse - Apodemus sylvaticus
Yellow-Necked Mouse - Apodemus flavicollis
Harvest Mouse - Micromys minutus
House Mouse - Mus musculus
Fox - Vulpes vulpes
Stoat - Mustela erminea
Weasel - Mustela nivalis
Mink - Mustela vison
Polecat -Mustela putorius
Polecat Ferret - Mustela furo x putorius
Pine Marten - Martes martes
Otter - Lutra lutra
Badger - Meles meles
Red Deer - Cervus elaphus
Fallow Deer - Dama dama
Roe Deer - Capreolus capreolus
Muntjac - Muntiacus reevesi


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