Lightwood

About Lightwood

Steve  Orridge is one of our Club stalwarts, a self-taught expert on invertebrates of all sorts, and on flowers, birds and many other aspects of wildlife. He is the founder and the driving influence behind the Lightwood Group, and the organiser of our annual Buxton Butterfly Survey. Click on this button to find some of his stories and articles on Lightwood and on Buxton wildlife, with links through to his photo galleries, which he has kindly shared with us here.

Location (GR): SK053748; SK055745

Habitat types: Ponds, Deciduous Woodland

Designation: None. 

Priority habitat.

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Wildlife and plantlife you can find there

Important species: Toad, Orchids, Common Lizard, Lousewort, Odonata spp, Bilberry Bumblebee

Click on the following buttons to go to lists of the wildlife and plantlife species that have been recorded in Lightwood over the past few years:

Click on this button to go to our list of the bird species that have been recorded in Lightwood over the past few years.

Click on this button to go to our list of the plant species that have been recorded in Lightwood over the past few years.

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Click on this button to go to our photo gallery of the mosses and liverworts found in Lightwood

Wildlife records on iNaturalist for Lightwood Reservoir area

Click on each of the buttons to open a new page in iNaturalist showing the up-to-date observation records (including all casual records) for the Serpentine area, as defined in the searchable map.

For these buttons to work properly you will need to be registered and logged into iNaturalist. This is a free and extremely useful app. See our ‘How to record wildlife’ page for more information and tips on how to use it.

Photo gallery of Lightwood

Here is a gallery of photos taken by our members in Lightwood, one of our key wildlife areas in Buxton. 

Facebook page

A group with over 400 members and growing, which is dedicated to the flora and fauna of the Lightwood area of Buxton, where you can share your sightings, post your photos and generally enjoy its diverse wildlife. Members only. Anyone can find it, but you have to join to see the content and take part.