Roundhay Leeds

Site Description

Recorders: Neera Johnson Distance 1200m Walk Tiime approx: 45mins

The route follows the footpath north from the Leeds ring road and the exit from Roundhay Park and finishs at the village. The beck feeds the lakes in roundhay


S1 follows the beckside northwards and is very shaded so favoured by Green-viened White, Speckled Wood but alos White-letter hairstreak are seen on Elms here. S2-3 is improved Hay flield with low counts

S4 skirts the side of a less improved meadow and yield plenty of Green viened whites but also Gatekeepers and Large Skipper. S5 is similar as is S6 which is the favourite for Orange tIp and Small White and Ringlet

Results 2020

Small skipper has gone absent for 2 years now although Large skipper is maintaining its numbers . Brimstone is also not been sighted for 2 years. Similar to elsewhere Large White is down but Small and Green viened whites are well up reflecting the damp summer. Unusually Orange Tip is down where on most transects they were up. Peacock showed a strong increase also in contrast with most sites. Comma is well down similar to elsewhere. Speckled Woods are also down somewhat and the browns usually the most common species are well down.

Overall the lowest counts for some years and 11% below the average.

Transect reports