Glow worm sites in and around the Midlands

A. Records published by Anthony Wootton (Country-Side 1971, 21 456-463 and 572-574, and XXII, No 6, Spring 1974, 266-271.)
NB: Comments such as '10 years ago' here refer from 1970s.

Alcester-Studley road, Sambourne, behind an old railway track, 1973.
Alcester (SP 110565), 3 females (?larvae?) with what appeared to be remains of a snail, on footpath early May 1973.
Nr. Solihull, "thousands" on bank under Scots fir c.40 years ago.
Yarningdale Common, Claverdon, few on waysides and higher areas, July 1972.

Nr. Martley, N.W. of Worcester, close to bank of River Teme, many females and larvae, June 1966 and previous years.
Chase End Hill, S. of Malvern, several 1967-1969.
S. end of Malvern Hills, Nr. Little Malvern, (SO 763388), 1968-69.
Shatterford, Nr. Bewdley, up to 12, 1954-1963 (last seen).
Ladywood, Droitwich, 1 June 1969, very common up to 1967.
Droitwich, in garden and on railway line between Worcester and Droitwich, numerous, recent.
Great Comberton, Bredon, common mid-June 1965, 12, 1966, 3, 1968, none seen in 1969.
Monkwood, c.3m N. of Worcester, 1 female June 1973.

Between Ashton and Roade, 2 July 1968-1969.
Bedford Purlieus, in ridings of wood between Wansford and Kings Cliffe, 20 females counted, July 1968.
Souther Wood, Nr. Lowick, Kettering, 6 females, late July 1971.

B. Sites reported to Robin Scagell to 1991
Site  Map    Location and details if any: f = (glowing) females
No    Ref
507 SO7646   Field opposite Old Hollow, West Malvern, 1950s
573 SO827091?Haresfield Beacon. Dozens, Jul/Aug 1976.
590 SO889339 Mythe Railway Reserve. 8f, 11.7.90.
588 SO897333 Rly embankment, Tewkesbury. 79f, 10.7.90.
589 SO898332 Rly embankment, Tewkesbury. 7f, 10.7.90.
553 SO9013   Cranham Scout Camp 2f Jul 75
062 SP8151   Salcey Forest, Roade, Northampton 1991
197 SP937954 Harringworth Lodge, Northants  2f 1991
194 SP953974 Wakerley Wood, Northants  1f 1991
183 SP954997 Wakerley Road, Northants  1f 1991
182 SP955997 Wakerley Road, Northants  4f 1991
195 SP965978 Wakerley Wood, Northants   2f 1991
192 SP982984 Fineshade Top Lodge, Northants  1f 1991
627 SP4064   Grand Union Canal towpath nr Bascote. 1-2f per 100m, 10-12 in all. July 90.