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
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus08/08/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus23/06/2016
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium21/10/2012
    WildflowersSweet-flagAcorus calamus10/05/2007
    BirdsReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus27/07/2014
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus24/03/2016
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io03/04/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/05/2007
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata27/03/2007
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis08/01/2009
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis01/01/2018
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa17/03/2008
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica10/05/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGrey AlderAlnus incana23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMarsh FoxtailAlopecurus geniculatus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis23/06/2016
    FungiFly AgaricAmanita muscaria04/10/2017
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos17/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis13/08/2016
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris10/05/2007
    FungiBirch WoodwartAnnulohypoxylon multiforme20/02/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/04/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum23/06/2016
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris21/10/2012
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus13/07/2018
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressApium nodiflorum10/05/2007
    BirdsSwiftApus apus09/06/2014