Donisthorpe Woodland Park

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 291

    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    MistletoeViscum album18/04/2019Melinda Bell
    Black PinePinus nigra03/04/2019cconway
    RobinErithacus rubecula03/04/2019cconway
    BlackbirdTurdus merula03/04/2019cconway
    JayGarrulus glandarius03/04/2019cconway
    Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis03/04/2019cconway
    Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus03/04/2019cconway
    Great TitParus major03/04/2019cconway
    ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita03/04/2019cconway
    TreecreeperCerthia familiaris03/04/2019cconway
    GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis03/04/2019cconway
    GoldcrestRegulus regulus03/04/2019cconway
    Orange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/04/2019cconway
    PeacockAglais io03/04/2019cconway
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria03/04/2019cconway

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa03/07/2017
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior23/06/2016
    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 dulcamara16/10/2014
    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 merula01/05/2014
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla27/07/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa21/10/2012
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus03/04/2019
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa20/02/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum16/10/2014
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius23/06/2016
    Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata10/05/2007
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga10/05/2007
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula10/01/2009
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia23/06/2016
    WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium23/06/2016
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo07/02/2009