Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club

Acleris schalleriana
find out more... Acleris schalleriana Copyright: Ben Sale

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Mustela putorius

previous species | next species

Mustela putorius  Linnaeus, 1758
Mammals: Mustelidae

Maps produced by MapMate®. Data overlays Copyright © Essex Field Club 2017.
Reproduction for study and non-profit use permitted, all other rights reserved.

Click on dot to query records

BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please upload it

Taxonomic group: other mammals (Mammals) -    
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


Essex Red Data List comment
First polecat record was in autumn 1999 - a genuine individual considered to be related to Herts polecats which were re-introduced there in around 1982. The record was from west of Saffron Walden and was identified from slides sent to Johnny Birks of the Vincent Wildlife Trust, the national expert. Presumably they are slowly colonising although there are few records from NW Essex. Another dead on road record from Uttlesford (Wimbish) suggest this species may be re-established in NW Essex (D. Corke, pers. comm.).


no broad habitat data available

no subhabitat data available

no structural habitat data available

no habitat detail or method data available

Why not join the Club, register and add a new species page
Interpretation of distribution maps