Phil Hunt has provided us with an extensive plant list which covers his plant records from 2000 to 2009. It lists 409 species that he has identified within the Par Beach/Local Nature Reserve (boundaries shown on the map on the Geographyaphy page).
The plant list has been typed up and is here as a PDF document, click the link below to view it, it will open in a new browser window.
Phil Hunt's Plant List
We keep a tally of all the bird species spotted on our patch - the beach, pool and the bits inbetween. Please contact us if you want to help us with all things birds, or if you have a question you'd like to ask us about them.
Trevor Moore keeps an extensive website with his and others sightings of birds locally and kindly lets FoPB plunder this information (and the fantastic photos) whenever we want. Visit St Austell Baywatch
Nigel Climpson, local nature enthusiast and photographer, has some outstanding photographs on his blog site at Natural World.
Wildlife Identification Websites (links)
More information can be found on our Links page but it was thought useful to keep wildlife i.d. links on the wildlife page.
Bird identication - RSPB
Bugs (Orthoptera) - Erccis
More specifically bush-crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, earwigs and stick insects. This is a whole selection of photographs for to compare with.
Dragonflies and Damselflies - British Dragonfly Society
This is a list of links to photos but no easy identification chart.
There is a list of quick i.d. questions on dragonfly-images.co.uk
Plant Identification - Botanical Society of the British Isles
There are links to the terms BSBI use in their identification program, it is quite comprehensive
Mammals (Carnivorous) - Erccris
Identify otters, badgers, foxes, mink, stoats and weasels.
Mammals (Marine) - Erccris
Dolphins, seals and porpoises
Mammals (Small) - Erccris
The difference between mice, rats, voles and shrews found in Cornwall
Tree identification - SAPS (from twigs)
Science and Plants for Schools website. Choose to identify from a leafy twig or bare twig.