Donisthorpe Woodland Park

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 292

    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
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa20/02/2019
    FungiAlder BracketInonotus radiatus19/02/2019
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAspenPopulus tremula23/06/2016
    BirdsBarn OwlTyto alba2005
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae14/06/2018
    WildflowersBee OrchidOphrys apifera14/06/2018
    FungiBirch WoodwartAnnulohypoxylon multiforme20/02/2019
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara10/05/2007
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus27/07/2014
    BirdsBlack-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa20/06/2012
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlack-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatum21/07/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlack PinePinus nigra03/04/2019
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula23/06/2016
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla27/07/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa21/10/2012
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus27/07/2014
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa20/02/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum10/05/2007
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius23/06/2016
    Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata10/05/2007
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga16/10/2014
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula28/09/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia10/05/2007
    WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium23/06/2016