Glow worm sites in and around Somerset and Avon

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.

Wellington, c. 1908
Rumwell, June 1946
Pitminster, June 1953, 1954.
Bickenhall, abundant, June 1954.
Edington, 1 male at light, July 1951.
Ashcott June 1933.
Street, many, summer 1949.
Nr. Charterhouse-on-Mendip (ST 505557), June-July 1962.
Pilton, 1 male at light, July 1924.
3 miles S. of Bath, 1, 1968.
Batheaston, Nr. Bath, 19th century.
Oakford St. Catherine, Batheaston, several May 1968.
c.0.5 mile E. of Crewkerne station, (ST 458085), in garden and on adjoining railway bank, 1971.
Misterton, Nr. Crewkerne, dozens of larvae in forestry plantation, end October 1971.
Between Upton and Dulverton, numerous in hedgerows, 1943; none seen since 1965.
Webbers Post (just E. of Cloutsham Nature Trail), Horner, 1 female, June 1973.
Goblin Coombe (ST 492640), 1 female in rough scrub, early July 1973.
Lyatt-Dulcote area, Nr. Wells. numerous, including some on lawn of farmhouse, up to 1914.
Corton Denham, very numerous in hedgerows 1963-64.
Farleigh Hungerford, Nr. Bath (ST 803578), several in garden every year (1971).
South Stoke, Nr. Bath, several 1972-73.

B. Sites reported to Robin Scagell (all OS square ST sites, including some outside Somerset and Avon)
Site  Map    Location and details if any: f = (glowing) females
No    Ref
577 ST057428 Watchet, along B3191 and field, also on old rly nearby.
511 ST097235 Langford Heathfield SSSI several f, 8.7.90
148 ST120409 Beacon Hill, Quantocks 3f 1991
509 ST187174 Quants NR  bracken 1f. 2.8.90. No more found nearby.
090 ST2501   Dalwood, Honiton, Devon 1991
510 ST271208 Thurlbear Wood SSSI 1f 14.7.90
066 ST300046 Chardstock, Somerset 2f 1991
061 ST3203   South Common, Chard, Somerset 9f 1991
169 ST386555 Crook Peak, Mendips 100f 1991
563 ST4137   Shapwick Heath, early 1960s (cleared for peat extraction)
512 ST4138   Upper slopes of Turn Hill. Dozens, 6.7.90
557 ST4572   Larvae, Cadbury Camp, 11.5.91.
110 ST4828   Somerton, Somerset 1991
055 ST497552 Mendip Forest, Cheddar, Avon 1f 1991
054 ST505604 Blagdon Lake, Wrington, Avon 4f 1991
228 ST5545   Old railway embankment to SW of Wells. For last 6 yrs 3 f 1991
034 ST5703   Rampisham, Dorset 1991
175 ST592424 West Compton, Somerset 3f 1991
173 ST599408 Pilton, Somerset 2f 1991
515 ST610869 Old Down Hill, Olveston. At least 50 or 60 within 5 yrs
516 ST612873 Sheepcombe Woods. At least 50 or 60 within 5 yrs
039 ST629253 South Cadbury, Somerset 6f 1991
603 ST667269 Maperton Ridge, by old A303. 5f, July 1990.
176 ST698247 South Cheriton churchyard, Somerset 10f 1991
050 ST710295 Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset 3f 1991
502 ST7417   Road Stalbridge-Stalbridge Weston (20-30 y)
217 ST7495   Above North Nibley, Glos. Every year
514 ST7865   On canal bank between Bath and Bradford on Avon, 10-20f 1990
548 ST787302 Silton, verge of B3092, 1961-2
201 ST795203 Todborough  1991
584 ST8026   Railway embankment at Gillingham stn, for many years.
003 ST803610 Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wilts 50f 1991
212 ST8111   Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset 1991
230 ST8268   Lane at Henley nr Box, past 10 years
199 ST857107 Hod Hill  100f 1991
571 ST8707   Bryanston School, Blandford.
198 ST875164 Jerry's Hole, Sutton Waldron  160f 1991
200 ST879188 East Compton  1991
133 ST888181 Fontmell Down   9f 1991
232 ST9362   Seend Cleeve, on canal side opposite 'Barge' PH 1990,91
147 ST937608 Opp. 'Bell' PH, Seend, Wilts 20f 1991
202 ST952206 Tollard Down, Rushmore  1991