Other Wildlife

Idle Valley Nature Reserve is of great county importance for all its flora and fauna and to date has recorded 30 species of Butterflies, an impressive and growing 705 species of Moths and 21 species of Dragonflies, the most recent addition being Willow Emerald Damselfly in 2021. Beetles, Spiders, Hoverflies, Ants, Grasshoppers and several other types of insects have been studied extensively across the site but are too numerous to list here.


Mammals recorded include:

  • Roe Deer
  • Muntjac Deer
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Badger
  • Red Fox
  • Otter (rare)
  • American Mink
  • Polecat
  • Stoat
  • Weasel
  • Mole
  • Water Vole
  • Bank Vole
  • Field Vole
  • Wood Mouse
  • House Mouse
  • Harvest Mouse
  • Brown Rat
  • Common Shrew
  • Water Shrew
  • Pygmy Shrew
  • Hedgehog
  • Brown Hare
  • Rabbit
  • A few Bat species