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
    WildflowersMistletoeViscum album18/04/2019
    BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris03/04/2019
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io03/04/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/04/2019
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria03/04/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlack PinePinus nigra03/04/2019
    FungiBirch WoodwartAnnulohypoxylon multiforme20/02/2019
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa20/02/2019
    FungiHairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum20/02/2019
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/02/2019
    FungiAlder BracketInonotus radiatus19/02/2019
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus13/07/2018
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus13/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEuropean LarchLarix decidua13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/07/2018
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris13/07/2018
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris13/07/2018
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi20/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae14/06/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWavy Hair-grassAvenella flexuosa14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCrested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesJointed RushJuncus articulatus14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne14/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon Michaelmas-daisyAster x salignus14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/06/2018