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Thanks to Steve Nugent, Roger Parsons and Alex Pickwell who visited Bainside Coarse Fishery on Sunday, 24th September 2017 along with their members.
They split in to two groups while one group went of in search of wildlife living / growing around the lake the other group joined me in some fishing.
Below is a list that was found around the lake:
MammalsMolehills, Rabbit droppings
PlantsOak - with several types of gall, Elder, Horse Chestnut, Willow spp, Sycamore, Himalayan Balsam - invasive weed, Ragwort - toxic weed, Gorse, Bramble, Wild Rose with hips, Nettle, Dock, Ground Elder, Dandelion, Thistles, Eggs and Bacon [Bird'sfoot Trefoil], Several grass spp
Water plantsReed, Water lily
FungiShaggy inkcap, Bay Boletus, Russula spp [Dark red cap]
InsectsEarwig, Migrant Hawker dragonfly m, Darter spp [red],Wasp spp, Bee spp, Cricket heardOrange Tip butterfly, Small tortoiseshell, Cabbage White
Aquatic invertebratesGreat AND Lesser Water Boatman,Water Skater, Water Stick Insect,Water Scorpion,Lesser saucer bug, Damselfly larvae, Alderfly larvae, Caddis fly larvae, Chironomid larvaeLeech spp, Flatworm spp, Lesser Pond Snail
Bird speciesCormorant and gulls along River BainRobinsRegular Kingfisher not seen
Grass snakes reported yesterday - but not seen today!!!