Lockerbie Wildlife Trust (LWT)

Lockerbie Wildlife Trust (LWT)

Scottish Charity Number - SC005538

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Wildlife at Eskrigg Reserve and Woodland Walks

All wildlife can be classified into groups that have features in common. A group of living things that have so many common features that they can reproduce and have fertile young is called a species. Most species at the Reserve can be put into the two major groups: PLANTS and ANIMALS. All the other organisms can be grouped under a third heading: the PROTISTS. Each of these groups can be sub-divided as follows:

Other Protists

  • Bacteria
    (including Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae)
  • Protozoa
    (including Amoebae, Ciliates & Flagellates)
  • Slime Moulds
    (including Cellular & Plasmodial forms)
  • Algae
    (including unicellular, filamentous & colonial)
  • Lichens
    (including crusty, leafy & shrubby forms)

Fungi

Vertebrates
(with backbones)

Bacteria
(including Cyanobacteria or blue-green algae)

Protozoa
(including Amoebae, Ciliates & Flagellates)

Slime Moulds (including Cellular & Plasmodial forms)

Algae
(including unicellular, filamentous & colonial)

Lichens
(including rusty, leafy & shrubby forms)

Fungi
(including Yeasts,
Moulds & Mushrooms)

Invertebrates
(without backbones)

Vertebrates
(with backbones)

Birds
(Feathers &
wings, eggs
with hard
shells)

Mammals
(Hair or fur,
live young
fed on milk)

Fish
(Aquatic- fins,
gills & scaly skin)

Amphibians
(Breed in water,
smooth, moist skin)

Reptiles
(Dry,scaly
skin, lay eggs
with soft shells)

Note: Several classification groups are not represented at Eskrigg Reserve and have not been included in the above diagrams.

Click on any of the groups that are highlighted to find out more about them.

Scottish Charity Number - SC005538