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: 54

    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.

     

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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Netted SlugDeroceras reticulatum06/07/2021David Nicholls
    Sloe BugDolycoris baccarum06/07/2021David Nicholls
    Poecilobothrus nobilitatus06/07/2021David 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
    Cauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora05/10/2019sue
    Agromyza nana05/10/2019sue
    Phytomyza fallaciosa05/10/2019sue

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    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
    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
    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