Browns Wood, Thornton
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Access is along the public footpath at the northern inflow of Thornton Reservoir or from Markfield Lane, just to the east of Thornton village (no parking at this entrance).
Total species seen at this site: 60
Brown's Wood, formerly Manor Farm Woodland, lies just north of Thornton Reservoir. It was planted in part due to the heavy metal group Iron Maiden liaising with the Carbon Neutral Company to plant enough saplings to offset the carbon dioxide generated by the production and distribution of their 2003 album Dance of Death.
Several public footpaths cross the site.
As a relatively new woodland, the ecological interest is still developing.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Ruddy Darter||Sympetrum sanguineum||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Azure Damselfly||Coenagrion puella||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Emerald Damselfly||Lestes sponsa||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Broad-bodied Chaser||Libellula depressa||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Large Red Damselfly||Pyrrhosoma nymphula||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Water Ladybird||Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Great Ramshorn Snail||Planorbarius corneus||15/06/2020||derby118|
|Blackthorn||Prunus spinosa||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bramble agg.||Rubus fruticosus agg.||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Silver Birch||Betula pendula||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Cock's-foot||Dactylis glomerata||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|False Oat-grass||Arrhenatherum elatius||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Creeping Thistle||Cirsium arvense||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|
|Hazel||Corylus avellana||30/09/2019||David Nicholls|