Insects

Welly’s range of habitats means that we have a great variety of insects, including some UK BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) species. Probably the most obvious are our abundant dragonflies and damselflies, thanks to our lakes and ponds, and the many species of bumblebee and solitary bee that are attracted to our heather, lavender and wildflower areas. We have a large number of butterfly species, and we run moth traps throughout the year, recording and releasing our catches. We also have lots of interesting beetle, bug, ant and wasp species.

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is one of two woodpecker species that we have here at Wellington, the other being the Green Woodpecker.

Goldcrest

The Goldcrest is surprisingly common at Wellington but rather difficult to spot.

Greylag Goose

A very distinctive bird with its pinkish-orange bill and pink legs, the Greylag Goose is a new visitor to Swan Lake, making its first appearance in the spring of 2021.

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is one of two woodpecker species that we have here at Wellington, the other being the Green Woodpecker.

Goldcrest

The Goldcrest is surprisingly common at Wellington but rather difficult to spot.

Greylag Goose

A very distinctive bird with its pinkish-orange bill and pink legs, the Greylag Goose is a new visitor to Swan Lake, making its first appearance in the spring of 2021.

Wren

The Wren, one of Britain’s smallest birds, is a resident here at Wellington College.