Battram Woods

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 93

    Description

    Several woods adjoin to make this site an extensive woodland area of significant wildlife interest. Battram Wood is a 48ha site purchased by the Royal Forestry Society with grant aid from the National Forest Company, North West Leicestershire County Council and the Rural Development Commission. Planted between 1998 and 2001, Battram Wood is intended to demonstrate best practice in managing woodland for multiple uses. Cricket bat willows will be harvested in about 20 years, followed by poplar, thereby ensuring sustainable income for the site. This income can then be used for ongoing site maintenance. Cherry, ash and the conifers will be harvested after 50 years. 350 oaks and yews form the Millenium Circle, the focal point of the woodland. Over 4,300m of unsurfaced paths are available for walking and a cycle route along the edge of the wood forms part of a network of local routes which link into SUSTRANS national cycle network.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    JayGarrulus glandarius29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    ChaffinchFringilla coelebs29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Common JellyspotDacrymyces stillatus29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Elder WhitewashHyphodontia sambuci29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Glistening InkcapCoprinellus micaceus29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Glistening InkcapCoprinellus micaceus29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Hairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    TurkeytailTrametes versicolor29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Velvet ShankFlammulina velutipes29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Yellow BrainTremella mesenterica29/12/2018Melinda Bell
    Artichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix12/11/2018sue
    Oak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari12/11/2018sue
    Spotted Black PigmyEctoedemia subbimaculella12/11/2018sue
    Little CosmetMompha raschkiella12/11/2018sue
    Nut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli12/11/2018sue