Change Spinney, Ratby
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
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.
Total species seen at this site: 78
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.
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Sessile Oak||Quercus petraea||12/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Rook||Corvus frugilegus||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Green Woodpecker||Picus viridis||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Yellow Archangel||Lamiastrum galeobdolon||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Wood Speedwell||Veronica montana||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Wavy Bitter-cress||Cardamine flexuosa||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Physcia aipolia||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Physcia caesia||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Chewing Gum Lichen||Lecanora muralis||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Wood Melick||Melica uniflora||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Wood Millet||Milium effusum||08/05/2020||David Nicholls|
|Clouded Funnel||Clitocybe nebularis||20/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Arthonia radiata||20/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Cherry Gall Wasp||Cynips quercusfolii||20/11/2019||David Nicholls|
|Oakmoss||Evernia prunastri||20/11/2019||David Nicholls|