Since 2015 when active management really started, the varieties of butterfly at Rosemary Lane have grown exponentially from 1 species in 2015 to 29 species by the end of summer 2022.
Skippers: (Hesperidae)
Small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris), Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola),
Large skipper (Ochlodes venata), Grizzled skipper (Pyrgus malvae),
Yellows and Whites: (Pieridae)
Wood white (Leptidea sinapis), Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), Small white (Pieris rapae), Green-veined white (Pieris napi),
Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines), Large white (Pieris brassicae)
Coppers, Hairstreaks and Blues: (Lycaenidae)
Purple hairstreak (Neozephyrus quercus), Small copper (Lycaena phlaes), Brown argus (Aricia agestis),
Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus), Common blue (Polyommatus icarus),
Fritillary: (Nymphalidae)
Painted lady (Vanessa cardui), Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), 
White admiral (Limentis camilla), Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Purple emperor (Apatura iris),
Peacock (Inachis io), Comma (Polygonia c-album), Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia),
Browns: (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)
Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria), Gatekeeper (Pyromania tithonus), Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina),  Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus), Marbled white (Melanargia galathea), Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)


A bat survey has shown the following species are likely to be present:

Barbastelle, Serotine, Alcathoe bat, Brandt’s bat,
Daubenton’s bat, Noctule, Common Pipistrelle,
Soprano Pipistrelle, Brown Long-eared bat.


Besides the more common birds (wren, robin, blackbird, various tits) the scarcer birds which have been identified as present are song thrush, blackcap, grey wagtail, chiffchaff, nightingale and there is a resident buzzard.

Amphibians and Reptiles

Frogs, smooth and palmate newts, toads and grass snakes are present. So far no great crested newts although they are present nearby.