Heart of the National Forest

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 2064


    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
    Meadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Purple IrisIris versicolor09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Yellow IrisIris pseudacorus09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Southern Marsh OrchidDactylorhiza praetermissa09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Yellow-rattleRhinanthus minor09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Dog-roseRosa canina09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Common Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    WeldReseda luteola09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Ragged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis09/06/2019Melinda Bell
    CowslipPrimula veris09/06/2019Melinda Bell

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusBlanket WeedSpirogyra adnate18/07/2016
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo04/06/2012
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris2003
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria07/03/2000
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus04/2015
    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, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva06/04/2019
    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 subopaca26/03/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix14/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari27/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola27/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis18/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAnoplius nigerrimus04/09/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes21/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera21/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAulacidea hieracii15/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum11/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius28/04/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.11/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum21/10/2012