Reports and Garden Data

The Foundation collects data and undertakes a number of surveys within the Gardens, a collection of the reports for these are available below:-

Rowena Jecock reports on the survey carried out in 2019. This is the second full year in which Knoll’s bumblebee population has been surveyed on
Now in its fifth year, the survey provides a yearly snapshot of life in the garden, with experts and volunteers coming together to create an
Following our 2018 survey, the updated list of birds seen at Knoll between January 2013 and October 2018 is shown below: Birds Species list for
Marbled White
The weather this year has been a roller coaster from high to low and back again with several species benefitting from the warm spells while
Our 2018 Knoll Gardens Summer Survey recorded wildlife found in the Garden which included Butterflies, Bees, Birds,  Reptiles, Moths and Mammals  and more :-  
Following our 2017 survey, the updated list of birds seen at Knoll between January 2013 and November 2017 is shown below: Birds Species list for
A cool start to spring meant that early-emerging species of butterflies and dragonflies were slow to appear. However, the weather then turned into a roller-coaster
The weather for 2016 was on the whole worse than 2015. Apart from brief warm spells at the beginning and end of the season the
In August 2016, staff and volunteers from DWT were supported by Knoll’s own volunteers in a garden wildlife survey carried out as part of the
For several years, regular observations have been made of the birds found in the gardens. One of the ‘stars’ of Knoll birdlife is the resident
Large White
2014 was an excellent year for both butterflies and dragonflies and would be a hard act to follow in 2015. (Keith Powrie, an expert in
Small Skipper
Numbers and species were generally up from the counts undertaken in 2012 (Keith Powrie, an expert in lepidopterology and odonatology, has undertaken regular surveys of
We’re delighted over 100 species were counted as part of our Garden Bioblitz in August 2014, in conjunction with Dorset Wildlife Trust. (Pictured Katie Wilkinson
Speckled Wood
The weather prior to the start of monitoring was splendid, enticing a few early species of butterflies to emerge. As soon as counting commenced the
A cool wet summer saw a reduction in previously recorded numbers of butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies. (Keith Powrie, an expert in lepidopterology and odonatology, has
Monitoring in 2010 saw numerous species added to 2009’s initial list. (Keith Powrie, an expert in lepidopterology and odonatology, has undertaken regular surveys of Knoll
This was the first survey undertaken in the gardens. Conducted later in the year (August/September) it provided the first available data on butterflies, damselflies and