Browns Wood, Thornton

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

Getting There

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).

Wild places

Total species seen at this site:

Description

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.

Wildlife Highlights

As a relatively new woodland, the ecological interest is still developing.

 

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.

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Latest records

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria07/03/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum30/09/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsStriped Pea GallCynips longiventris20/09/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa20/09/2021
BeetlesWater LadybirdAnisosticta novemdecimpunctata15/06/2020
BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus30/09/2019
BugsCommon Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum20/09/2021
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula paludosa20/09/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella15/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesEmerald DamselflyLestes sponsa15/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBroad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressa15/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula15/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesRuddy DarterSympetrum sanguineum15/06/2020
Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas30/09/2019
FliesHelina evecta20/09/2021
FliesHelina impuncta20/09/2021
FliesPales pavida20/09/2021
FliesPhytomyza agromyzina20/09/2021
FliesNarrow-cheeked ClusterflyPollenia angustigena20/09/2021
FungiCommon JellyspotDacrymyces stillatus30/09/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius30/09/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata30/09/2019
harvestman (Opiliones)Dicranopalpus ramosus agg.30/09/2019
harvestman (Opiliones)Leiobunum blackwalli20/09/2021
harvestman (Opiliones)Lophopilio palpinalis30/09/2019
harvestman (Opiliones)Mitopus morio30/09/2019
harvestman (Opiliones)Paroligolophus agrestis30/09/2019
Lacewings & ScorpionfliesMicromus variegatus20/09/2021
LichensArthonia radiata30/09/2019
LichensOakmossEvernia prunastri30/09/2019
LichensLecidella elaeochroma30/09/2019
MammalsWeaselMustela nivalis01/09/2021
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes09/11/2017
MothsWillow Bent-wingPhyllocnistis saligna20/09/2021
SawfliesAthalia cordata20/09/2021
Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus30/09/2019
Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis30/09/2019
Slugs & SnailsGarlic SnailOxychilus alliarius30/09/2019
Slugs & SnailsGreat Ramshorn SnailPlanorbarius corneus15/06/2020
Slugs & SnailsBudapest SlugTandonia budapestensis30/09/2019
Slugs & SnailsHairy SnailTrochulus hispidus30/09/2019
SpidersSputnik spiderPaidiscura pallens20/09/2021
SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEuropean LarchLarix decidua30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.30/09/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus30/09/2019
WildflowersLarge BindweedCalystegia silvatica30/09/2019
WildflowersWavy Bitter-cressCardamine flexuosa30/09/2019
WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum30/09/2019
WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium30/09/2019
WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana30/09/2019
WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense30/09/2019
WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum30/09/2019
WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum30/09/2019
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium30/09/2019
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album30/09/2019
WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major30/09/2019
WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens30/09/2019
WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa30/09/2019
WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius30/09/2019
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica30/09/2019
WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense30/09/2019
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica30/09/2019
WildflowersCommon ValerianValeriana officinalis20/09/2021