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
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus22/01/2009
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus23/06/2016
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium21/10/2012
    WildflowersSweet-flagAcorus calamus10/05/2007
    BirdsReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus02/05/2008
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus17/08/2014
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io03/04/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/05/2007
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata05/05/2007
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis08/01/2009
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis14/09/2017
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa16/11/2008
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica10/05/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa20/02/2019
    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 platyrhynchos27/07/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis13/08/2016
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris16/10/2014
    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
    BirdsSwiftApus apus09/06/2014
    WildflowersThale CressArabidopsis thaliana21/10/2012