Glow-worm sites in and around Surrey

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.

Chilworth, Nr. Guildford, c. 1969.
Horsley, seen regularly, c. 1952.
Bookham Common, 1 larva, May 1970. larvae, c. 1938, c. 12 dead males in cobweb nr. Common, July 1938
Ranmore Common, nr. Dorking, 1, June 1967, apparently not as plentiful as formerly.
Box Hill, nr. Burford Bridge, Whole slope of Hill covered with glow-worms, summer 1915.
Kingswood, several times in garden, in small numbers, about 1937-1938.
Clifton, nr. Crondall, Farnham, hundreds crossing path, several in room, a few years ago.
Shillinglee, c. 4 miles from Dunsfold, on drive near Parkgate cottage, near Sussex border, c. 1967.
Ranmore, N.W. of Dorking, several by rough drive during last 15 years [ie 1950s-60s]
Godstone station, several on waste ground around station, summer 1971.

B. Sites reported to Robin Scagell
Site  Map    Location and details if any: f = (glowing) females
No    Ref
032 SU842628 Sandhurst, Surrey 14f 1991
037 TQ0148   Pewley Downs Guildford  12f 1991
605 TQ153502 Old Coach Rd. 15f, 29.7.86; 11f 30.7.87, 4f 2.8.90.
609 TQ166593 Pachesham Park, Leatherhead. 1950s.
572 TQ178527 Box Hill, on path side down from Juniper Top. Several f, June 1990
576 TQ2561   Banstead Downs, larvae seen 'recently'.
565 TQ337596 Riddlesdown. 70f in 1990
158 TQ385614 Hutchinson's Bank, Addington, Surrey 1991

Sites outside Surrey
177 SU740320 Noar Hill, Selborne 2f 1991
548 SU8541   Frensham Common, 1960s
140 SU8711   The Trundle, Goodwood, Chichester, Sussex 46f 1991
600 SU871205 Bepton, under hedges, since 1971.
602 SU875215 Hedges around cemetery. 1977-87.
166 SU875215 Midhurst Common 2f 1991
156 SU878213 Midhurst Common 10f 1991
601 SU878213 Under pylon line, Midhurst Common. 1978-87.
543 SU974128 Bignor Hill, Sussex 20-25 years ago
581 TQ078350 Baynards, on old rly, near old stn. ‘Hundreds’ in 1990.
597 TQ154256 Blinks Wood, Southwater. 1f 5.7.90.
596 TQ158258 Southwater Country Park 12f, 3.7.90.
161 TQ219135 Woods Mill, Sussex 9f 1991
564 TQ234084 Southwick Hill 13f, 16.6.88.
566 TQ257113 NW of Devils Dyke, by path from Poynings to dyke, near base. 1988
084 TQ262078 Benfield Hill, Hove 27f 1991
572 TQ300340 Worthledge Forest. In past, 'have disappeared'
568 TQ326080 Moulscombe Wild Park. Recently
580 TQ340085 By side of A27. 27f in 1990.
582 TQ3619   Chalk downland just off road, Wivelsfield Green, abundant, 9.7.90.
593 TQ543034 Nr Wilmington Long Man, 12f, 23.6.90.
162 TQ740320 Bedgebury Forest, Kent 1991
222 TQ8611   Nr Fairlight CG stn, in bracken in Country Park. 20-30, Aug 91.
569 TQ875246 Woolbeding Common. 1f, August 1965

Some Wootton sites

Stonor Hill, Nr. Petersfield c.12, early July 1973.

Just S. of Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Weald of Kent, quite frequent, June 1967.
Between Aylesham and Nonington 1963 (by 1971 they had not been seen in last two years).
Wrotham, several on slope of N. Downs, for last four years up to 1973.
Cranbrook (TQ 768378), few in grass verge near farm for past 20 years (1971).

Wepham Wood Nr Arundel (TQ04/07) up to July 1970;
Chailey, between Wilding Wood and Markstakes Common (TQ3918), up to 1970;
Ashdown Forest (between TQ440336 and 441335), 10+, July 1968;
Nr Rotherfield, on disused railway track (TQ560315), 2, 1968;
The Crumbles, Langney Point, Eastbourne (TQ6402), pair, 1968;
Steyning, Round Hill (TQ167105), 2 f several hundred yards apart, adjacent to footpath, late July 1971;
Shoreham-by-Sea, alongside western edge of abandoned railway line (TQ205071), 4 females widely separated;
[update:] (TQ206068-207063), total of 161 f counted liberally distributed in vegetation on each side of abandoned railway line, also on ballast etc, mid July 1972 (further down railway than previous record);
Southwick Hill, NT land (TQ241077), several f and mating pair, early-late July 1971; few, late June 1972;
Stoke Down (SU837094), 1f in overgrown chalkpit, July 1973;
Nr Singleton (SU877154), few along edge of forest ride, early July 1972;