Heart of the National Forest

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 2033


    This area lies at the centre of the 200 square mile National Forest. Formerly coalfields it has been transformed into an attractive, wooded landscape. The Black to Green project, run jointly by the National Forest and the Wildlife Trust, is working to engage the local community in managing this area and recording the wildlife on its many sites.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis08/03/2019glen Rayner
    TreecreeperCerthia familiaris08/03/2019glen Rayner
    TurkeytailTrametes versicolor22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    ChaffinchFringilla coelebs22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    BlackbirdTurdus merula22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    RobinErithacus rubecula22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    Blushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa22/02/2019Melinda Bell
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni21/02/2019Bill Piper
    Willow TitPoecile montanus21/02/2019cconway
    AlderAlnus glutinosa20/02/2019Melinda Bell

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusBlanket WeedSpirogyra adnate18/07/2016
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo08/04/2015
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris04/2015
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria29/05/2012
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus29/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAncistrocerus gazella12/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAncistrocerus trifasciatus09/08/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena bicolor30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena chrysosceles27/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria27/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsClarke's Mining BeeAndrena clarkella26/03/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena labialis27/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena minutula26/03/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida26/03/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena subopaca30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix14/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari27/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola21/10/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis13/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAnoplius nigerrimus04/09/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAulacidea hieracii15/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum12/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius18/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.11/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum15/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum11/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris06/06/2016