Croft Glebe

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

    Getting There

    This woodland has no car parking of its own but there is a pull-in on the road by the church nearby.

    The site is bounded by a public bridleway to the north, and public footpaths to the west and south. Within the site there are two permissive paths. One through the fenced paddock, which is grassed and also contains the majority of the parkland trees. The other runs through the newly planted area along the eastern and southern boundaries of the site.

    Managed By
    The Woodland Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 136

    Description

    This Woodland Trust woodland is just under 4 hectares and comprises a mixture of parkland and wooded areas, with a number of mature trees as well as the newly planted areas. It is located on the west of Croft village and sits between two other excellent wildlife sites - Croft Quarry and Croft Pasture.It was formerly the village cricket pitch.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The mature trees, mainly horse chestnut, sycamore and hornbeam dominate the site creating the feel of the parkland landscape and together with the boundary hedgerows provide the site's nature conservation interest as habitats for nesting birds, including: Tawny Owl, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Mistlethrush. The trees and the remnants of the hedgerow along the southern boundary are protected by a Tree Preservation Order. There is also has a large stand of Butterbur (which continues down Marston Road).

    Status

    Woodland Trust woodland.

    Two permissive footpaths cross the site.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Barklice & BookliceEpicaecilius pilipennis14/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva14/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari13/01/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis24/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum14/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis14/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae14/09/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum13/01/2018
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans22/05/2015
    BeetlesDacne rufifrons13/01/2018
    BeetlesIsochnus sequensi02/09/2019
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis22/05/2015
    BeetlesPhyllobius roboretanus14/05/2019
    BeetlesBlack Clock BeetlePterostichus madidus14/05/2019
    BeetlesRhamphus oxyacanthae06/11/2019
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata24/08/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos13/04/2016
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo05/06/2016
    BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina13/04/2016
    BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis16/05/2019
    BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris13/04/2016
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus13/04/2016
    BirdsRavenCorvus corax13/04/2016
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone13/04/2016
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula13/04/2016
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus13/04/2016
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major21/02/2015
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula13/01/2018
    BirdsPeregrine FalconFalco peregrinus05/06/2016
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica13/04/2016
    BirdsGreat TitParus major13/01/2018
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita13/04/2016
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus13/04/2016
    BirdsMagpiePica pica13/04/2016
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis13/04/2016
    BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis13/04/2016
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla13/04/2016
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes13/04/2016
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula13/01/2018
    BugsCommon Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum24/08/2018
    BugsRed-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata14/05/2019
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina24/08/2018
    BugsForest BugPentatoma rufipes16/06/2020
    BugsAsh WhiteflySiphoninus phillyreae06/11/2019
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea14/05/2019
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io14/04/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae16/06/2020
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines04/05/2020
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni13/04/2016
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina16/06/2020
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria24/08/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi04/05/2020
    ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album13/04/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea19/07/2020
    FliesAulagromyza heringii06/11/2019
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major14/04/2018
    FliesFannia lustrator02/05/2020
    FliesLiriomyza amoena06/11/2019
    FliesKite-tailed RobberflyMachimus atricapillus22/08/2019
    FliesNorellia spinipes14/04/2018
    FliesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis agg.06/11/2019
    FliesPhytomyza tussilaginis22/08/2019
    FungiArtist's FungusGanoderma applanatum21/02/2015
    FungiThe DeceiverLaccaria laccata13/01/2018
    FungiPestle PuffballLycoperdon excipuliforme13/01/2018
    FungiCoral SpotNectria cinnabarina14/04/2018
    FungiSycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum06/11/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy-bromeBromopsis ramosa26/06/2014
    Grasshoppers & CricketsRoesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii16/06/2020
    HoverfliesEpistrophe eligans02/05/2020
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus02/05/2020
    HoverfliesMyathropa florea02/05/2020
    HoverfliesPlatycheirus rosarum27/06/2016
    HoverfliesVolucella bombylans27/06/2016
    LichensLecanora chlarotera13/01/2018
    LichensLecidella elaeochroma13/01/2018
    LichensHammered Shield LichenParmelia sulcata13/01/2018
    LichensXanthoria parietina13/01/2018
    MammalsHedgehogErinaceus europaeus16/05/2019
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus13/04/2016
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis01/04/2019
    MammalsCommon ShrewSorex araneus16/05/2019
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea19/04/2020
    MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes06/05/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea22/08/2019
    MothsTimothy TortrixAphelia paleana22/05/2015
    MothsBirch Bent-wingBucculatrix demaryella06/11/2019
    MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella24/08/2018
    MothsYellow ShellCamptogramma bilineata14/07/2014
    MothsMuslin MothDiaphora mendica14/05/2019
    SawfliesHemichroa australis06/11/2019
    Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis13/01/2018
    Springtails & BristletailsEntomobrya nivalis14/04/2018
    Springtails & BristletailsOrchesella cincta14/04/2018
    Springtails & BristletailsTomocerus minor24/08/2018
    Springtails & BristletailsVertagopus cinereus14/04/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum02/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHornbeamCarpinus betulus10/08/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea19/07/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBroomCytisus scoparius13/04/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOregon-grapeMahonia aquifolium02/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersScots PinePinus sylvestris13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata13/01/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGorseUlex europaeus13/04/2016
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris22/05/2015
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris22/05/2015
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis13/04/2016
    WildflowersSweet ChestnutCastanea sativa02/05/2020
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra27/06/2016
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium13/01/2018
    WildflowersHemlockConium maculatum13/04/2016
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus14/05/2019
    WildflowersFoxgloveDigitalis purpurea02/05/2020
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum22/05/2015
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum24/08/2018
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna13/04/2016
    WildflowersPurple ToadflaxLinaria purpurea26/06/2014
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis22/05/2015
    WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus24/08/2018
    WildflowersButterburPetasites hybridus02/05/2020
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica22/05/2015
    WildflowersCommon ChickweedStellaria media14/04/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.13/01/2018
    WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis27/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica13/01/2018
    WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia14/04/2018
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa02/05/2020
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Rough WoodlousePorcellio scaber13/01/2018