Species

With such a wide variety of habitats present in Hastings, including our seven nature reserves, it’s of no surprise that the biodiversity present within the Borough is rich and interesting. A section on each species group is planned to be included with a check list of recorded species, information on selected rare and scarce species and a species group recording form so we can continue to update and monitor the recorded biodiversity of Hastings & St Leonards.

Colletes hederae, Barley Lane
Ivy Bee, Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

There are a number of species for which Hastings is especially important, either nationally or locally, and these ‘champion’ species are listed below with information on each.

Hastings ‘Champion’ Species

Black Redstart

Raven

Sickle-bearing Bush-cricket

Ivy Bee

Long-horned Bee

Cathormiocerus myrmecophilus (Hedgehog Weevil)

Dumortier’s Liverwort

Violet Helleborine

Toothwort

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