Ambion Wood

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

Getting There

The wood can be accessed from the Bosworth Battlefield or from along the Ashby Canal.

Status

Private but crossed by a public footpath.

Former LRWT nature reserve.

Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 57

Description

Secondary woodland and plantation on Mercia Mudstone with bands of sandstone, covering 36 ha.

Wildlife Highlights

Plant species recorded include Wood-sorrel Oxalis acetosella, Eared Willow Salix aurita and Pale Sedge Carex pallescens.

 

The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

Latest records
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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Bedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae06/09/2021Melinda Bell
YarrowAchillea millefolium06/09/2021Melinda Bell
Netted SlugDeroceras reticulatum06/07/2021David Nicholls
Sloe BugDolycoris baccarum06/07/2021David Nicholls
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus06/07/2021David Nicholls
Willow Redgall SawflyPontania proxima06/07/2021David Nicholls
Dusky SlugArion subfuscus06/07/2021David Nicholls
Chromatomyia aprilina06/07/2021David Nicholls
Leaf minePhytomyza lappae06/07/2021David Nicholls
Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus21/06/2021egaten
Hedgerow Crane's-billGeranium pyrenaicum21/06/2021egaten
Common MarbleCelypha lacunana21/06/2021egaten
Hedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica21/06/2021egaten
Dryad's SaddlePolyporus squamosus21/06/2021egaten
ElderSambucus nigra21/06/2021egaten
PineappleweedMatricaria discoidea21/06/2021egaten
StoatMustela erminea15/12/2020egaten
Black BryonyDioscorea communis30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/07/2020Melinda Bell
SilverweedPotentilla anserina30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum30/07/2020Melinda Bell
GypsywortLycopus europaeus30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Amphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Branched Bur-reedSparganium erectum30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Blue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Water MintMentha aquatica30/07/2020Melinda Bell
HazelCorylus avellana30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Pedunculate OakQuercus robur30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Bramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Lady-fernAthyrium filix-femina30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Broad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Male-fernDryopteris filix-mas30/07/2020Melinda Bell
RaspberryRubus idaeus30/07/2020Melinda Bell
NipplewortLapsana communis30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Black BryonyDioscorea communis30/07/2020Melinda Bell
BlackthornPrunus spinosa30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Common NettleUrtica dioica30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Lesser BurdockArctium minus30/07/2020Melinda Bell
AshFraxinus excelsior30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Dingy FootmanEilema griseola30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Dasineura pustulans30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Dasineura ulmaria30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Meadowsweet Rust FungusTriphragmium ulmariae30/07/2020Melinda Bell
GatekeeperPyronia tithonus30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Leaf minePhytomyza lappae30/07/2020Melinda Bell
Erysiphe heraclei30/07/2020Melinda Bell
BulrushTypha latifolia31/10/2019egaten
Horse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum31/10/2019egaten
Dog-roseRosa canina31/10/2019egaten
Rosy BonnetMycena rosea05/10/2019sue

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae06/09/2021
BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum06/07/2021
BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/07/2020
ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus21/06/2021
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus30/07/2020
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura pustulans30/07/2020
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesDasineura ulmaria30/07/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans30/07/2020
Ferns & HorsetailsLady-fernAthyrium filix-femina30/07/2020
Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata30/07/2020
Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas30/07/2020
FliesAgromyza nana05/10/2019
FliesChromatomyia aprilina06/07/2021
FliesPhytomyza autumnalis05/10/2019
FliesPhytomyza fallaciosa05/10/2019
FliesLeaf minePhytomyza lappae06/07/2021
FliesPhytomyza leucanthemi05/10/2019
FliesPoecilobothrus nobilitatus06/07/2021
FungiKing Alfred's CakesDaldinia concentrica15/03/2006
FungiErysiphe heraclei30/07/2020
FungiRosy BonnetMycena rosea05/10/2019
FungiDryad's SaddlePolyporus squamosus21/06/2021
FungiMeadowsweet Rust FungusTriphragmium ulmariae30/07/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Canary-grassPhalaris arundinacea27/06/2018
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia31/10/2019
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi10/10/2016
MammalsStoatMustela erminea15/12/2020
Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora05/10/2019
MothsCommon MarbleCelypha lacunana21/06/2021
MothsDingy FootmanEilema griseola30/07/2020
SawfliesWillow Redgall SawflyPontania proxima06/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus06/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsNetted SlugDeroceras reticulatum06/07/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum31/10/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina31/10/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRaspberryRubus idaeus30/07/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra21/06/2021
WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium06/09/2021
WildflowersLesser BurdockArctium minus30/07/2020
WildflowersBlack BryonyDioscorea communis30/07/2020
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum30/07/2020
WildflowersBroad-leaved HelleborineEpipactis helleborine05/09/2016
WildflowersHedgerow Crane's-billGeranium pyrenaicum21/06/2021
WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis30/07/2020
WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus30/07/2020
WildflowersPineappleweedMatricaria discoidea21/06/2021
WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica30/07/2020
WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia27/06/2018
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina30/07/2020
WildflowersBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum30/07/2020
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica21/06/2021
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica30/07/2020