Heart of the National Forest

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 2089


    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
    Phasia hemiptera17/08/2019sue
    Ruddy DarterSympetrum sanguineum17/08/2019sue
    Hawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella17/08/2019sue
    Pistol Case-bearerColeophora anatipennella17/08/2019sue
    Brown ArgusAricia agestis17/08/2019sue
    Volucella inanis17/08/2019sue
    Painted LadyVanessa cardui08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Chrysotoxum bicinctum08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    CommaPolygonia c-album08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    GatekeeperPyronia tithonus08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Six-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris08/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Broad-leaved HelleborineEpipactis helleborine05/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Wild MarjoramOriganum vulgare05/08/2019Melinda Bell
    Narrow-leaved Everlasting-peaLathyrus sylvestris05/08/2019Melinda Bell

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusBlanket WeedSpirogyra adnate18/07/2016
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo23/08/2017
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris03/2014 to 06/2014
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria05/2007
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus04/2004 to 05/2004
    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 scotica04/05/2019
    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 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 lapidarius12/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.21/06/2016