Biodiversity Recording at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Robert Mill


The results of recording wildlife at the Edinburgh site of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are presented in partial fulfilment of the Garden’s obligation to deliver the Scottish Biodiversity Duty. So far, 383 animal species (94 birds, 6 mammals, 3 amphibians, 15 butterflies, 79 moths, 48 hymenopterans, 52 hoverflies, 7 dragonflies and damselflies, 48 other insects, 5 spiders, 8 gall-forming mites, 12 rotifers, 5 cladocerans and 1 copepod) have been recorded. Tables giving lists of the various animal groups are presented. Half of the 103 vertebrates are listed in national Red Lists, the Scottish Biodiversity List or the Edinburgh Local Biodiversity Action PlanList of Notable Species.

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