Gloucestershire by munki-boy


Gloucestershire is a historic county in the South West of England.

The county of Gloucestershire comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the River Severn valley and the entire Forest of Dean. The Forest of Dean taking up the west of the county and the River Severn and its valley running between the Forest of Dean and the Cotswold Hills. The Cotswolds AONB, including the Cotswold Hills, take up a large portion of the east and south of the county. The Cotswolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966. It is the largest of 46 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the second largest protected landscape in England after the Lake District National Park.

The Daffodil Way in the Leadon Valley, on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire is known for its many spring flowers, orchards, and woodland.

Created: 27  November  2016  Edited: 7  December  2018

Wildlife in and around Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Mammals

There are 63 species of mammals recorded as found near Gloucestershire.

45 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
American Mink (Neovison vison)
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)
Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
Brandt's Bat (Myotis brandtii)
55 Khz Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Badger (Meles meles)
Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus)
Bottle-nosed Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)

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Gloucestershire Birds

There are 133 species of birds recorded as found near Gloucestershire.

(Anthus spinoletta/petrosus agg.)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)
Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla subsp. bernicla)
French Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

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