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:-

Marbled White
2018 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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2017 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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2016 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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2016 Dorset Wildlife Trust Great Heath Garden Survey
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
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Knoll Gardens – Garden Birdwatch
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
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Large White
2015 Annual Butterflies Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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Small Skipper
2014 Annual Butterflies Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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Speckled Wood
2012 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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2011 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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2010 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report
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
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