a (11) | b (24) | c (19) | d (14) | e (15) | f (13) | g (2) | h (8) | i (7) | l (16) | m (11) | n (25) | o (6) | p (5) | r (21) | s (57) | t (8) | u (10) | v (6) | w (19) | y (1)
Titlesort ascending Summary Tags
young leaves/shoots Species that only feed on very young leaves, that have yet to become tough and unpalatable. resource
woodmould Accumulations of woody material, fungi and animal fragments that can be found filling up within the centre of a hollow tree. It varies from sawdust to tree fragments in consistency. resource
woodland stream Associated with streams in woodlands. resource
woodland seepage Associated with seepages in woodland. resource
woodland sandy soils Associated with sandy soils within shaded woodlands. resource
woodland litter Associated with leaf litter, twigs or other ground-layer plant material within shaded woodlands. resource
woodland habitat The habitat of the species. These include ant nests, bumble bee nests, fungal fruiting bodies, within soil and many more. subheading
wood products Synanthropic species associated with wood products such as building timber. label
wood decay in soil Dead and deaying wood, such as roots of dying trees, covered by soil. resource
white rot Fungal rot that digests all of the wood, including the lignin. resource
wetland vegetation Species associated with tall plants within wetlands, living on the leaves and inflorescences. resource
wetland A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally. Such areas may also be covered partially or completely covered by shallow pools of water. broad biotope
wet/damp peat Saturated peat on permanent mires often formed through disturbance (such as peat cutting or trampling). resource
wet woodland A woodland that occurs on poorly drained or seasonally wet soils. habitat
wet hollows Rot holes, pools or other areas within the heartwood that accumulate moisture and organic matter. resource
wet The soil water level is at or above the soil surface for more time than it is below it. The soil composition influences this as well. resource
Western peat bog indicators - spiders Spider indicator species for peat bogs in western Britain quality index
wave-washed edges Lake edges where waves action scours plants leaving bare or very sparsely vegetated edge substrate of rock and shingle. resource
wasp nests Social wasp nests within large tree cavities. resource
walls & cliffs Vertical rock walls that may contain vegetation growing from it. Can be natural or man-made. resource
VU (Global) Vulnerable globally status
VU (European) Vulnerable in Europe status
VU Vulnerable in Great Britain status
variable humidity A situation where a species appears to occur in a range of soil humidity as derived from accounts; this may either because soil humidity has little ecological bearing on the species ecology, or that the account generalisation obscures the real humidity niche utilised. resource
variable base status Associated with sites of varying underlying geology and pH level. resource
vagrant/introduced species that do not have native breeding populations but which occur as vagrants or as introductions label
upland Species associated with often open habitats usually above 300m altitude, often consisting of moorland, blanket bogs, Nardus grassland, snow bed and montane heaths and boulder screes. habitat
unshaded seepage Associated with seepages in open conditions (i.e. not in woodlands or under tree cover). resource
unmodified fast flowing streams Found within and on the margins of fast-flowing streams, especially in moss on bedrock and boulders often in the splash zone of waterfalls and torrents. resource
unknown A species where there is little or no current information about its ecology. label
unknown Unknown if species has the trait or uses the resource resource
Unknown A few micromoths are listed as status Unknown status
undisturbed fluctuating marsh This distinctive assemblage is best expressed in floodplains and the draw-down zones of reservoirs, but can also occur on the edges of fens and seepages where its presence can indicate that the site is becoming dryer. SAT
understorey Species only associated with the canopy of trees and shrubs in the woodland understorey. resource
undergrowth Species associated with ground-layer vegetation within shaded woodland. resource
ubiquitous Species that are widespread in many habitats and show no particular habitat preference. label