Garden Biodiversity

Below, we have divided the biodiversity of life recorded in the garden into the following four Kingdoms. By far the greatest diversity of life so far recorded in the garden relates to the animal kingdom and along with the plant kingdom, it has been required to subdivide the records further into Phyla and beyond.

The diversity of fungi is currently very under recorded, as is the Monera kingdom. As such, until more species are confirmed these Kingdoms have not been subdivided further.

The full species list for the garden can be found HERE

The Animal Kingdom

The animals so far recorded belong to one of five Phyla. The Annelids, which includes the segmented worms. The Arthropods which includes the insects, arachnids and several other classes of animals with exoskeletons and jointed limbs. The Chordates, to which humans belong, along with the birds, amphibians, mammals and reptiles. And finally The molluscs, represented by the slugs and snails.

Click on the images below to take you to the relevant Phyla and beyond…

We do have examples of nematodes, The Nematoda, recorded in the garden and will add details when we figure out just what we are looking at.

The Plant Kingdom

Classification of the Plant Kingdom is constantly evolving. We have divided the species recorded in the garden into one of four established groups (more may yet be added). The Bryophyta (the mosses), The Eudicots (flowering plants with two seed leaves), The Monocots (flowering plants with one seed leaf) and The Polypodiophyta (the ferns)

The Fungi Kingdom

Often very difficult to identify, we will gradually add more species as we become more confident.

The Monera Kingdom

So far a type of Nostoc is the only identified Moneran species recorded in the garden. Belonging to the Phylum Cyanobacteria (then Class Cyanophyceae, Order Nostocales and Family Nostocaceae)

Nostoc

The Unidentified!

Here we store images and videos of all the species we haven’t as yet gotten around to identifying.

Click Question Mark