The galleries accessed from links below show a selection of the riches of animal life found in Selsdon Wood. 

Over the years the FSW have been photographing each new species and saving these to the website. The grand total of all living species recorded (animal, plant and fungus) is now 1498. That shows how rich our 200 acres are, considering that the Leicestershire and Rutland wildlife trusts's best in country Naturespot web site have a little over 7000 species listed in 609,000 acres, so under 5 times the species in 3000 times the space. Click here for the count of each group of species identified by FSW in Selsdon Wood as of 30 May 2022.

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Invertebrates 1 - frequent fliers
Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Flies (Diptera)
Ants, Bees, Sawflies and Wasps (Hymentoptera) (including galls)

Invertebrates 2 - crawlers
True Bugs
Spiders (Arachnida)
Slugs and Snails (Molluscs)