Donisthorpe Woodland Park

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

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 329

    Description

    The woodland park is managed by Leicestershire County Council on the site of the former Donisthorpe Colliery that closed in 1990. The site has been planted with oak/ash woodland, poplars and Corsican pine. Stone surfaced paths take you around the site and link with the towpath of the restored section of the Ashby Canal that leads to the Moira Furnace.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo13/07/2016
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria10/05/2007
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis13/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum21/10/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae14/06/2018
    BeetlesAlder Leaf BeetleAgelastica alni15/07/2020
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus08/08/2008
    BirdsReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus27/07/2014
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus24/03/2016
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata05/05/2007
    BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis28/09/2014
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis14/09/2017
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa16/11/2008
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos27/07/2014
    BirdsSwiftApus apus09/06/2014
    BirdsWaxwingBombycilla garrulus16/12/2010
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo07/02/2009
    BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret22/10/2007
    BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina05/01/2009
    BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis11/04/2014
    BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris30/11/2014
    BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris03/04/2019
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus09/06/2014
    BirdsFeral Pigeon (Rock Dove)Columba livia27/07/2014
    BirdsStock DoveColumba oenas24/01/2009
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus28/09/2014
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone23/02/2014
    BirdsRookCorvus frugilegus30/11/2014
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula27/07/2014
    BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus09/05/2010
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus30/11/2014
    BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor17/08/2014
    BirdsHouse MartinDelichon urbicum27/07/2014
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major09/06/2014
    BirdsCorn BuntingEmberiza calandra31/01/2009
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella24/01/2009
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus27/07/2014
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula30/11/2014
    BirdsHobbyFalco subbuteo20/05/2008
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus11/09/2011
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs02/03/2014
    BirdsCootFulica atra02/03/2014
    BirdsSnipeGallinago gallinago22/10/2007
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus28/09/2014
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius11/04/2014
    BirdsOystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus18/07/2008
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica17/08/2014
    BirdsBlack-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa20/06/2012
    BirdsGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia18/07/2006
    BirdsJack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus03/02/2007
    BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba30/11/2014
    BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea28/09/2014
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata2005
    BirdsGreat TitParus major23/06/2016
    BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus23/04/2006
    BirdsCoal TitPeriparus ater23/02/2014
    BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus30/11/2014
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita04/01/2006
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus01/05/2014
    BirdsMagpiePica pica09/06/2014
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis23/04/2006
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris2005
    BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis02/03/2014
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula17/03/2014
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus03/04/2019
    BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea23/02/2014
    BirdsCollared DoveStreptopelia decaocto11/09/2011
    BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco23/07/2007
    BirdsStarlingSturnus vulgaris23/02/2014
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla09/06/2014
    BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin09/06/2014
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis27/07/2014
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes01/05/2014
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula23/04/2006
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos09/06/2014
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris12/02/2007
    BirdsBarn OwlTyto alba2005
    BugsPlagiognathus arbustorum15/07/2020
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io08/08/2020
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae08/08/2020
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines06/05/2020
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus13/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus08/08/2020
    ButterfliesDingy SkipperErynnis tages28/05/2017
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina08/08/2020
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria06/05/2020
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae23/06/2016
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae08/08/2020
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus20/05/2020
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus13/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris13/07/2018
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui08/08/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesFour-spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculata23/06/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlack-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatum21/07/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum05/09/2016
    Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata16/10/2014
    Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas16/10/2014
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense14/06/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsSoft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum13/03/2020
    FishRuddScardinius erythropthalmus05/05/2013
    FliesAgromyza alnivora15/07/2020
    FungiFly AgaricAmanita muscaria04/10/2017
    FungiBirch WoodwartAnnulohypoxylon multiforme20/02/2019
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa20/02/2019
    FungiGolden WaxcapHygrocybe chlorophana04/10/2017
    FungiAlder BracketInonotus radiatus19/02/2019
    FungiBrown Birch BoleteLeccinum scabrum10/10/2019
    FungiHairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum19/10/2019
    FungiBlue RoundheadStropharia caerulea10/10/2019
    FungiYellow BrainTremella mesenterica16/12/2016
    FungiPlums and CustardTricholomopsis rutilans19/10/2019
    FungiCandlesnuff FungusXylaria hypoxylon19/10/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMarsh FoxtailAlopecurus geniculatus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius21/10/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWavy Hair-grassAvenella flexuosa14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth BromeBromus racemosus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWood Small-reedCalamagrostis epigejos15/07/2020
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSlender Tufted-sedgeCarex acuta10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesLesser Pond-sedgeCarex acutiformis16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGlaucous SedgeCarex flacca23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy SedgeCarex hirta14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Fox-sedgeCarex otrubae10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPendulous SedgeCarex pendula10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGreater Pond-sedgeCarex riparia10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSpiked SedgeCarex spicata23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCrested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTufted Hair-grassDeschampsia cespitosa16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Spike-rushEleocharis palustris10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFloating Sweet-grassGlyceria fluitans10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Sweet-grassGlyceria maxima10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesJointed RushJuncus articulatus14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCompact RushJuncus conglomeratus10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHard RushJuncus inflexus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesField Wood-rushLuzula campestris23/04/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Canary-grassPhalaris arundinacea10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon ReedPhragmites australis10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua21/10/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGrey Club-rushSchoenoplectus tabernaemontani10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesLesser BulrushTypha angustifolia10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia10/05/2007
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi20/06/2018
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus02/04/2006
    MammalsCommon PipistrellePipistrellus pipistrellus28/06/2006
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis05/06/2017
    Mosses & LiverwortsSilver-mossBryum argenteum21/10/2012
    Mosses & LiverwortsBifid CrestwortLophocolea bidentata13/03/2020
    Mosses & LiverwortsCrescent-cup LiverwortLunularia cruciata13/03/2020
    Mosses & LiverwortsJuniper HaircapPolytrichum juniperinum23/04/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsSpringy Turf-mossRhytidiadelphus squarrosus23/04/2007
    MothsHummingbird Hawk-mothMacroglossum stellatarum08/08/2020
    MothsHawthorn SlenderParornix anglicella08/11/2015
    MothsHazel SlenderParornix devoniella08/11/2015
    MothsNut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli08/11/2015
    MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella08/11/2015
    ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix natrix03/07/2017
    ReptilesCommon LizardZootoca vivipara05/05/2013
    SawfliesAlder SawflyEriocampa ovata15/07/2020
    SawfliesProfenusa pygmaea15/07/2020
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris15/07/2020
    SpidersFour-spotted Orb WeaverAraneus quadratus07/09/2016
    SpidersArctosa perita13/09/1966
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGrey AlderAlnus incana23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii08/08/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBroomCytisus scoparius20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEuropean LarchLarix decidua13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOrchard AppleMalus domestica21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlack PinePinus nigra03/04/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAspenPopulus tremula23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField-roseRosa arvensis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersJapanese Rose agg.Rosa rugosa agg.21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEared WillowSalix aurita16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGrey WillowSalix cinerea subsp. cinerea10/05/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOsierSalix viminalis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata21/10/2012
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium15/07/2020
    WildflowersSweet-flagAcorus calamus10/05/2007
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica10/05/2007
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris16/10/2014
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris21/10/2012
    WildflowersThale CressArabidopsis thaliana21/10/2012
    WildflowersWormwoodArtemisia absinthium21/10/2012
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris21/10/2012
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis23/04/2007
    WildflowersQuaking-grassBriza media23/06/2016
    WildflowersWhite BryonyBryonia dioica15/07/2020
    WildflowersMarsh-marigoldCaltha palustris10/05/2007
    WildflowersLarge BindweedCalystegia silvatica15/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon CentauryCentaurium erythraea15/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum23/04/2007
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum23/04/2007
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium15/07/2020
    WildflowersFat-henChenopodium album21/10/2012
    WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana10/05/2007
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense21/10/2012
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare14/06/2018
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus23/04/2007
    WildflowersSouthern Marsh OrchidDactylorhiza praetermissa14/06/2018
    WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota14/06/2018
    WildflowersFoxgloveDigitalis purpurea23/06/2016
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum13/07/2018
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum16/10/2014
    WildflowersBlue FleabaneErigeron acer15/07/2020
    WildflowersHairy TareErvilla hirsuta14/06/2018
    WildflowersHemp-agrimonyEupatorium cannabinum23/08/2015
    WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria16/05/2020
    WildflowersWild StrawberryFragaria vesca23/06/2016
    WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album23/06/2016
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine23/06/2016
    WildflowersMarsh-bedstrawGalium palustre15/07/2020
    WildflowersHeath BedstrawGalium saxatile23/04/2007
    WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum08/08/2020
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum14/06/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum16/10/2014
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides11/07/2020
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressHelosciadium nodiflorum10/05/2007
    WildflowersGiant HogweedHeracleum mantegazzianum10/05/2007
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium23/06/2016
    WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum23/06/2016
    WildflowersSquare-stalked St John's-wortHypericum tetrapterum10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata23/04/2007
    WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus16/10/2014
    WildflowersHoary RagwortJacobaea erucifolia23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris23/04/2007
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis08/08/2020
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album23/06/2016
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/02/2019
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis21/10/2012
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis13/07/2018
    WildflowersNarrow-leaved Everlasting-peaLathyrus sylvestris15/07/2020
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon ToadflaxLinaria vulgaris15/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus23/04/2007
    WildflowersGreater Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus pedunculatus10/05/2007
    WildflowersGarden Lupin agg.Lupinus16/05/2020
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus16/10/2014
    WildflowersPurple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria10/05/2007
    WildflowersMusk-mallowMalva moschata15/07/2020
    WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina15/07/2020
    WildflowersRibbed MelilotMelilotus officinalis14/06/2018
    WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica10/05/2007
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis23/06/2016
    WildflowersWater-cressNasturtium officinale16/10/2014
    WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon Evening-primroseOenothera biennis15/07/2020
    WildflowersLarge-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana11/07/2020
    WildflowersBee OrchidOphrys apifera14/06/2018
    WildflowersGarden Star-of-BethlehemOrnithogalum umbellatum23/06/2016
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia14/06/2018
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca11/07/2020
    WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum23/04/2007
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata23/04/2007
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans23/06/2016
    WildflowersSalad BurnetPoterium sanguisorba16/05/2020
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris23/06/2016
    WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon FleabanePulicaria dysenterica10/05/2007
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris23/04/2007
    WildflowersGreater SpearwortRanunculus lingua15/07/2020
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens23/06/2016
    WildflowersCelery-leaved ButtercupRanunculus sceleratus16/10/2014
    WildflowersWild MignonetteReseda lutea11/07/2020
    WildflowersWeldReseda luteola15/07/2020
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa23/04/2007
    WildflowersClustered DockRumex conglomeratus10/05/2007
    WildflowersWater DockRumex hydrolapathum10/05/2007
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius23/06/2016
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2007
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis21/10/2012
    WildflowersWater FigwortScrophularia auriculata10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon FigwortScrophularia nodosa10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris21/10/2012
    WildflowersField MadderSherardia arvensis23/06/2016
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica16/10/2014
    WildflowersRagged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi23/06/2016
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara10/05/2007
    WildflowersPerennial Sow-thistleSonchus arvensis15/07/2020
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica23/06/2016
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon Michaelmas-daisySymphyotrichum14/06/2018
    WildflowersRussian Comfrey agg.Symphytum officinale x asperum = S. x uplandicum23/06/2016
    WildflowersTansyTanacetum vulgare15/07/2020
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.14/06/2018
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium14/06/2018
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense23/06/2016
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens14/06/2018
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara21/10/2012
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica21/10/2012
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga23/06/2016
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata10/05/2007
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys23/04/2007
    WildflowersThyme-leaved SpeedwellVeronica serpyllifolia23/06/2016
    WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa14/06/2018
    WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana23/04/2007
    WildflowersMistletoeViscum album18/04/2019
    WormsHorse LeechHaemopis sanguisuga16/03/2016