Addah Wood, Clipsham

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    A public footpath skirts, then cuts through the wood, and this is best accessed from Clipsham, at the top of Bradley Lane.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 100

    Description

    An ancient woodland covering 14 ha (also known as Adder Wood) to the north of Clipsham and near to the quarry, however it was clear-felled and planted with conifers by 1960. Formerly it was a species-rich Ash-Maple wood on calcareous clay.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Notable plants recorded include Water Avens Geum rivale and its hybrid G. x intermedium, Greater Butterfly-orchid Platanthera chlorantha and Wild Service-tree Sorbus torminalis. Some of these survived the forestry work.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSharp-collared Furrow BeeLasioglossum malachurum21/07/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Nomad BeeNomada flavoguttata21/07/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSymmorphus bifasciatus24/07/2019
    ButterfliesWhite AdmiralLimenitis camilla12/08/2016
    FliesConops flavipes24/07/2019
    FliesSicus ferrugineus24/07/2019
    HoverfliesVolucella inflata26/06/2012
    MothsThe SpectacleAbrostola tripartita31/07/2015
    MothsMaple ButtonAcleris forsskaleana31/07/2015
    MothsGrey Knot-hornAcrobasis advenella31/07/2015
    MothsBroad-barred Knot-hornAcrobasis consociella31/07/2015
    MothsWarted Knot-hornAcrobasis repandana31/07/2015
    MothsAngelica Flat-bodyAgonopterix angelicella31/07/2015
    MothsStraw Grass-veneerAgriphila straminella31/07/2015
    MothsCommon Grass-veneerAgriphila tristella31/07/2015
    MothsAspen RollerAncylis laetana26/06/2012
    MothsDark ArchesApamea monoglypha31/07/2015
    MothsSlender BrindleApamea scolopacina31/07/2015
    MothsBirch MarbleApotomis betuletana31/07/2015
    MothsLarge Fruit-tree TortrixArchips podana31/07/2015
    MothsRed-necked FootmanAtolmis rubricollis26/06/2012
    MothsLesser Tawny TubicBatia lunaris31/07/2015
    MothsMinor Shoulder-knotBrachylomia viminalis31/07/2015
    MothsCommon WaveCabera exanthemata31/07/2015
    MothsCommon White WaveCabera pusaria31/07/2015
    MothsLong-horned Flat-bodyCarcina quercana31/07/2015
    MothsCommon MarbleCelypha lacunana31/07/2015
    MothsV PugChloroclystis v-ata31/07/2015
    MothsGarden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella31/07/2015
    MothsChinese CharacterCilix glaucata31/07/2015
    MothsLunar-spotted PinionCosmia pyralina31/07/2015
    MothsThe Dun-barCosmia trapezina31/07/2015
    MothsThe CoronetCraniophora ligustri31/07/2015
    MothsGolden-brown TubicCrassa unitella31/07/2015
    MothsPebble Hook-tipDrepana falcataria31/07/2015
    MothsScarce FootmanEilema complana31/07/2015
    MothsBuff FootmanEilema depressa31/07/2015
    MothsDingy FootmanEilema griseola31/07/2015
    MothsCommon FootmanEilema lurideola31/07/2015
    MothsLarge Birch BellEpinotia brunnichana31/07/2015
    MothsGrey Poplar BellEpinotia nisella31/07/2015
    MothsBordered BeautyEpione repandaria31/07/2015
    MothsDusky SallowEremobia ochroleuca31/07/2015
    MothsHoary BelleEucosma cana31/07/2015
    MothsLittle GreyEudonia lacustrata31/07/2015
    MothsTwo-spotted NebEulamprotes atrella31/07/2015
    MothsSlender PugEupithecia tenuiata31/07/2015
    MothsYellow-tailEuproctis similis31/07/2015
    MothsThe DrinkerEuthrix potatoria31/07/2015
    MothsLarge EmeraldGeometra papilionaria31/07/2015
    MothsBuff ArchesHabrosyne pyritoides31/07/2015
    MothsMarbled Orchard TortrixHedya nubiferana31/07/2015
    MothsOrange CrestHelcystogramma rufescens31/07/2015
    MothsThe RusticHoplodrina blanda31/07/2015
    MothsThe UncertainHoplodrina octogenaria31/07/2015
    MothsJuly HighflyerHydriomena furcata31/07/2015
    MothsThe SnoutHypena proboscidalis31/07/2015
    MothsRiband WaveIdaea aversata31/07/2015
    MothsSmall Fan-footed WaveIdaea biselata31/07/2015
    MothsPoplar Hawk-mothLaothoe populi31/07/2015
    MothsBeautiful Hook-tipLaspeyria flexula31/07/2015
    MothsWhite Satin MothLeucoma salicis31/07/2015
    MothsClouded BorderLomaspilis marginata31/07/2015
    MothsClouded SilverLomographa temerata31/07/2015
    MothsBlack ArchesLymantria monacha31/07/2015
    MothsCommon Rustic agg.Mesapamea secalis agg.31/07/2015
    MothsThe ClayMythimna ferrago31/07/2015
    MothsLesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua comes31/07/2015
    MothsBroad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua fimbriata31/07/2015
    MothsLesser Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua janthe31/07/2015
    MothsLarge Yellow UnderwingNoctua pronuba31/07/2015
    MothsCommon Rose BellNotocelia rosaecolana26/06/2012
    MothsBramble Shoot MothNotocelia uddmanniana31/07/2015
    MothsMarbled Minor agg.Oligia strigilis agg.31/07/2015
    MothsBrimstone MothOpisthograptis luteolata31/07/2015
    MothsBarred Fruit-tree TortrixPandemis cerasana31/07/2015
    MothsGreen PugPasiphila rectangulata31/07/2015
    MothsLesser Swallow ProminentPheosia gnoma31/07/2015
    MothsSwallow ProminentPheosia tremula31/07/2015
    MothsDark UmberPhilereme transversata31/07/2015
    MothsMere WainscotPhotedes fluxa31/07/2015
    MothsSmall Dotted BuffPhotedes minima31/07/2015
    MothsDotted Oak Knot-hornPhycita roborella31/07/2015
    MothsMother Of PearlPleuroptya ruralis31/07/2015
    MothsGreat MarblePseudosciaphila branderiana26/06/2012
    MothsPale ProminentPterostoma palpina31/07/2015
    MothsCoxcomb ProminentPtilodon capucina31/07/2015
    MothsCommon Purple & GoldPyrausta purpuralis31/07/2015
    MothsStraw DotRivula sericealis31/07/2015
    MothsCommon GreyScoparia ambigualis31/07/2015
    MothsMeadow GreyScoparia pyralella31/07/2015
    MothsEarly ThornSelenia dentaria31/07/2015
    MothsBuff ErmineSpilosoma lutea31/07/2015
    MothsLarge Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe quadrifasiata31/07/2015
    MothsRed Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe spadicearia31/07/2015
    MothsSetaceous Hebrew CharacterXestia c-nigrum31/07/2015
    MothsDouble Square-spotXestia triangulum31/07/2015
    MothsHoneysuckle MothYpsolopha dentella31/07/2015
    MothsWainscot SmudgeYpsolopha scabrella31/07/2015
    MothsCock's-head BellZeiraphera isertana31/07/2015