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.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 41

    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.

    Status

    Private but crossed by a public footpath.

    Former LRWT nature reserve.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    FungiKing Alfred's CakesDaldinia concentrica15/03/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRaspberryRubus idaeus08/09/2013
    WildflowersBroad-leaved HelleborineEpipactis helleborine05/09/2016
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi10/10/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Canary-grassPhalaris arundinacea27/06/2018
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia27/06/2018
    FliesAgromyza nana05/10/2019
    FliesPhytomyza autumnalis05/10/2019
    FliesPhytomyza fallaciosa05/10/2019
    FliesPhytomyza leucanthemi05/10/2019
    FungiRosy BonnetMycena rosea05/10/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora05/10/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia31/10/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum31/10/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina31/10/2019
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/07/2020
    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
    FliesLeaf minePhytomyza lappae30/07/2020
    FungiErysiphe heraclei30/07/2020
    FungiMeadowsweet Rust FungusTriphragmium ulmariae30/07/2020
    MothsDingy FootmanEilema griseola30/07/2020
    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 & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.30/07/2020
    WildflowersLesser BurdockArctium minus30/07/2020
    WildflowersBlack BryonyDioscorea communis30/07/2020
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum30/07/2020
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis30/07/2020
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus30/07/2020
    WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica30/07/2020
    WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina30/07/2020
    WildflowersBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum30/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica30/07/2020