Donisthorpe Woodland Park

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 299

    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 nisus08/08/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus23/06/2016
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium21/10/2012
    WildflowersSweet-flagAcorus calamus10/05/2007
    BirdsReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus27/07/2014
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus09/06/2014
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io03/04/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/05/2007
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata27/03/2007
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/06/2016
    BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis28/09/2014
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis14/09/2017
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa16/11/2008
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica10/05/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa03/07/2017
    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 platyrhynchos30/11/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis13/08/2016
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris10/05/2007
    FungiBirch WoodwartAnnulohypoxylon multiforme20/02/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines06/05/2020
    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
    SpidersFour-spotted Orb WeaverAraneus quadratus07/09/2016
    SpidersArctosa perita13/09/1966
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius21/10/2012
    WildflowersWormwoodArtemisia absinthium21/10/2012
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris21/10/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWavy Hair-grassAvenella flexuosa14/06/2018
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula21/10/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum21/10/2012
    BirdsWaxwingBombycilla garrulus26/03/2011
    WildflowersQuaking-grassBriza media23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth BromeBromus racemosus23/06/2016
    Mosses & LiverwortsSilver-mossBryum argenteum21/10/2012
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo13/07/2016
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo07/02/2009
    WildflowersMarsh-marigoldCaltha palustris10/05/2007
    BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret14/11/2007
    BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina28/09/2014
    BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis17/08/2014
    BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSlender Tufted-sedgeCarex acuta10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesLesser Pond-sedgeCarex acutiformis16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGlaucous SedgeCarex flacca23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy SedgeCarex hirta16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Fox-sedgeCarex otrubae10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPendulous SedgeCarex pendula10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGreater Pond-sedgeCarex riparia10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSpiked SedgeCarex spicata23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon CentauryCentaurium erythraea21/07/2016
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum23/06/2016
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum23/04/2007
    BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris03/04/2019
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium16/10/2014
    WildflowersFat-henChenopodium album21/10/2012
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus27/07/2014
    WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana10/05/2007
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense21/10/2012
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare21/10/2012
    BirdsFeral Pigeon (Rock Dove)Columba livia27/07/2014
    BirdsStock DoveColumba oenas24/01/2009
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus17/08/2014
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus23/04/2007
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone30/11/2014
    BirdsRookCorvus frugilegus30/11/2014
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula09/06/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna21/10/2012
    BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus23/06/2016
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus17/08/2014
    BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor17/08/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCrested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus14/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBroomCytisus scoparius20/05/2020
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata13/07/2018
    WildflowersSouthern Marsh OrchidDactylorhiza praetermissa11/06/2016
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa20/02/2019
    WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota21/07/2016
    BirdsHouse MartinDelichon urbicum11/09/2011
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major27/07/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTufted Hair-grassDeschampsia cespitosa23/06/2016
    WildflowersFoxgloveDigitalis purpurea23/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae14/06/2018
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum13/07/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsBroad Buckler FernDryopteris dilatata10/05/2007
    Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Spike-rushEleocharis palustris16/10/2014
    BirdsCorn BuntingEmberiza calandra31/01/2009
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella24/01/2009
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus23/02/2014
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum14/06/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense14/06/2018
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula09/06/2014
    WildflowersHairy TareErvilla hirsuta14/06/2018
    ButterfliesDingy SkipperErynnis tages06/06/2016
    WildflowersHemp-agrimonyEupatorium cannabinum23/08/2015
    BirdsHobbyFalco subbuteo20/05/2008
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus11/09/2011
    WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria10/05/2007
    WildflowersWild StrawberryFragaria vesca23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior16/10/2014
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs27/07/2014
    BirdsCootFulica atra28/09/2014
    WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album23/06/2016
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine23/06/2016
    WildflowersMarsh-bedstrawGalium palustre10/05/2007
    WildflowersHeath BedstrawGalium saxatile23/04/2007
    WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum28/05/2017
    BirdsSnipeGallinago gallinago22/10/2007
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus27/07/2014
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius05/06/2017
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum14/06/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFloating Sweet-grassGlyceria fluitans10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Sweet-grassGlyceria maxima10/05/2007
    BirdsOystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus18/07/2008
    WormsHorse LeechHaemopis sanguisuga16/03/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix16/10/2014
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressHelosciadium nodiflorum10/05/2007
    WildflowersGiant HogweedHeracleum mantegazzianum13/04/2017
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium23/06/2016
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica17/08/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus23/06/2016
    FungiGolden WaxcapHygrocybe chlorophana04/10/2017
    WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum23/06/2016
    WildflowersSquare-stalked St John's-wortHypericum tetrapterum10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium21/10/2012
    FungiAlder BracketInonotus radiatus19/02/2019
    WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus10/05/2007
    WildflowersHoary RagwortJacobaea erucifolia23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesJointed RushJuncus articulatus14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCompact RushJuncus conglomeratus10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHard RushJuncus inflexus10/05/2007
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album23/06/2016
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/02/2019
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEuropean LarchLarix decidua13/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis14/06/2018
    FungiBrown Birch BoleteLeccinum scabrum10/10/2019
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare13/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesFour-spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculata23/06/2016
    BirdsBlack-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa20/06/2012
    BirdsGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia18/07/2006
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne14/06/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsBifid CrestwortLophocolea bidentata13/03/2020
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus28/05/2017
    WildflowersGreater Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus pedunculatus10/05/2007
    Mosses & LiverwortsCrescent-cup LiverwortLunularia cruciata13/03/2020
    WildflowersGarden Lupin agg.Lupinus23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesField Wood-rushLuzula campestris23/04/2007
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus16/10/2014
    BirdsJack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus03/02/2007
    WildflowersPurple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOrchard AppleMalus domestica21/10/2012
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina11/08/2017
    WildflowersRibbed MelilotMelilotus officinalis03/07/2017
    WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica10/05/2007
    WildflowersBlinksMontia fontana23/04/2007
    BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba30/11/2014
    BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea28/09/2014
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi20/06/2018
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata27/05/2006
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis23/06/2016
    WildflowersWater-cressNasturtium officinale10/05/2007
    ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix natrix03/07/2017
    WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus14/06/2018
    WildflowersBee OrchidOphrys apifera14/06/2018
    WildflowersGarden Star-of-BethlehemOrnithogalum umbellatum23/06/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlack-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatum21/07/2016
    MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus02/04/2006
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria03/04/2019
    MothsHawthorn SlenderParornix anglicella08/11/2015
    MothsHazel SlenderParornix devoniella08/11/2015
    BirdsGreat TitParus major23/06/2016
    BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus17/08/2014
    BirdsCoal TitPeriparus ater30/11/2014
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia14/06/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Canary-grassPhalaris arundinacea23/06/2016
    BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus30/11/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon ReedPhragmites australis16/10/2014
    MothsNut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli08/11/2015
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita23/06/2016
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus09/06/2014
    BirdsMagpiePica pica23/06/2016
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis03/03/2007
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae06/05/2020
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca28/05/2017
    WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum23/04/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlack PinePinus nigra03/04/2019
    MammalsCommon PipistrellePipistrellus pipistrellus28/06/2006
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata13/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua21/10/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis23/06/2016
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris2005
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus23/06/2016
    Ferns & HorsetailsSoft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum13/03/2020
    Mosses & LiverwortsJuniper HaircapPolytrichum juniperinum23/04/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAspenPopulus tremula23/06/2016
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans23/06/2016
    WildflowersSalad BurnetPoterium sanguisorba16/05/2020
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris06/05/2020
    BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis09/06/2014
    WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris14/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa21/10/2012
    WildflowersCommon FleabanePulicaria dysenterica10/05/2007
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus13/07/2018
    BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula17/03/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur23/06/2016
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria10/05/2007
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris23/06/2016
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens10/05/2007
    WildflowersCelery-leaved ButtercupRanunculus sceleratus16/10/2014
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus30/11/2014
    WildflowersWeldReseda luteola23/06/2016
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor14/06/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsSpringy Turf-mossRhytidiadelphus squarrosus23/04/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField-roseRosa arvensis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina14/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersJapanese Rose agg.Rosa rugosa agg.21/10/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.20/02/2019
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa23/06/2016
    WildflowersClustered DockRumex conglomeratus10/05/2007
    WildflowersWater DockRumex hydrolapathum10/05/2007
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius23/06/2016
    WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens23/04/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEared WillowSalix aurita16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea16/10/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGrey WillowSalix cinerea subsp. cinerea10/05/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOsierSalix viminalis23/06/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis16/10/2014
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis21/10/2012
    FishRuddScardinius erythropthalmus05/05/2013
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGrey Club-rushSchoenoplectus tabernaemontani10/05/2007
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis05/06/2017
    WildflowersWater FigwortScrophularia auriculata10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon FigwortScrophularia nodosa10/05/2007
    WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris21/10/2012
    WildflowersField MadderSherardia arvensis23/06/2016
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica16/10/2014
    WildflowersRagged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi14/06/2018
    BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea23/02/2014
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara16/10/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBranched Bur-reedSparganium erectum10/05/2007
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica23/06/2016
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea23/04/2007
    FungiHairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum19/10/2019
    MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella08/11/2015
    BirdsCollared DoveStreptopelia decaocto11/09/2011
    BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco23/07/2007
    FungiBlue RoundheadStropharia caerulea10/10/2019
    BirdsStarlingSturnus vulgaris09/06/2014
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla23/06/2016
    BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin01/05/2014
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis09/06/2014
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum05/09/2016
    WildflowersCommon Michaelmas-daisySymphyotrichum14/06/2018
    WildflowersRussian Comfrey agg.Symphytum officinale x asperum = S. x uplandicum23/06/2016
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.23/04/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata21/10/2012
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris13/07/2018
    FungiYellow BrainTremella mesenterica16/12/2016
    FungiPlums and CustardTricholomopsis rutilans19/10/2019
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium14/06/2018
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense23/06/2016
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens14/06/2018
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes11/04/2014
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula09/06/2014
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos02/03/2014
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris12/02/2007
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara23/06/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesLesser BulrushTypha angustifolia10/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia10/05/2007
    BirdsBarn OwlTyto alba2005
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica21/10/2012
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga10/05/2007
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata10/05/2007
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys23/04/2007
    WildflowersThyme-leaved SpeedwellVeronica serpyllifolia23/06/2016
    WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca14/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa23/06/2016
    WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium23/06/2016
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana23/04/2007
    WildflowersMistletoeViscum album18/04/2019
    FungiCandlesnuff FungusXylaria hypoxylon19/10/2019
    ReptilesCommon LizardZootoca vivipara05/05/2013