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.

    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
    Spiders, Harvestmen, Mites & TicksArctosa perita13/09/1966
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris2005
    BirdsBarn OwlTyto alba2005
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita14/01/2006
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus26/03/2006
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus23/04/2006
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata27/05/2006
    MammalsCommon PipistrellePipistrellus pipistrellus28/06/2006
    BirdsGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia18/07/2006
    BirdsJack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus03/02/2007
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris12/02/2007
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata27/03/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesField Wood-rushLuzula campestris23/04/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsJuniper HaircapPolytrichum juniperinum23/04/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsSpringy Turf-mossRhytidiadelphus squarrosus23/04/2007
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis23/04/2007
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum23/04/2007
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus23/04/2007
    WildflowersHeath BedstrawGalium saxatile23/04/2007
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum23/04/2007
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2007
    WildflowersCommon RagwortSenecio jacobaea23/04/2007
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea23/04/2007
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens23/04/2007
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys23/04/2007
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana23/04/2007
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria10/05/2007
    Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/05/2007