Change Spinney, Ratby
The mature trees are mainly English Oak with an understory of Hazel and Hawthorn. The new plantings have introduced other tree species such as Ash and Wild Cherry. In the Spring, many wildflowers associated with anceient, or long-established, woodland can be seen, including Yellow Archangel, Bluebell and Wood Anemone.
Total species seen at this site: 61
This small fragment of ancient wood was extended by the Woodland Trust (sometimes called Hollow Oak Wood). It lies on a traditional walk route referred to as the 'Ratby Change' with a public footpath running through it.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Broad-leaved Dock||Rumex obtusifolius||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Skylark||Alauda arvensis||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Red Campion||Silene dioica||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Blackthorn||Prunus spinosa||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Blackbird||Turdus merula||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Green Woodpecker||Picus viridis||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Peacock||Aglais io||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Carrion Crow||Corvus corone||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Pill Woodlouse||Armadillidium vulgare||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Shiny Woodlouse||Oniscus asellus||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Common Rough Woodlouse||Porcellio scaber||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Bee Fly||Bombylius major||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Field Maple||Acer campestre||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
|Dogwood||Cornus sanguinea||17/04/2019||David Nicholls|
There is no road access so to get there you must walk along the public footpath network, either from Ratby village or from Burroughs Road.