Sence Valley Forest Park
The Park has become a good site for birds at all times of year. There is normally a reasonable variety of ducks and other waterfowl and often a few waders, both by the water and in the adjacent fields. In winter stonechat is a usual visitor and short-eared owls can often be seen. It is a hotspot for birds migrating in spring where Wheatear and Whinchat can be seen most years.
Total species seen at this site: 146
This 60-hectare site is a former open-cast coal mine, which has been transformed with extensive tree planting and the creation of lakes, interlinked with a series of paths. There are good facilities for disabled visitors. At the centre of the site are a series of small lakes, some managed for wildlife and some for fishing. A hide overlooks one of the lakes. Large areas of conifers and mixed deciduous trees have been planted so this habitat should improve over time.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||07/07/2019||sue|
|Shaded Broad-bar||Scotopteryx chenopodiata||07/07/2019||sue|
|Ruddy Darter||Sympetrum sanguineum||07/07/2019||sue|
|Bee Orchid||Ophrys apifera||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Daisy||Bellis perennis||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Common Bird's-foot-trefoil||Lotus corniculatus||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Bramble agg.||Rubus fruticosus agg.||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Broom||Cytisus scoparius||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Common Spotted-orchid||Dactylorhiza fuchsii||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Dog-rose||Rosa canina||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Field-rose||Rosa arvensis||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Foxglove||Digitalis purpurea||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Grass Vetchling||Lathyrus nissolia||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
|Hedge Mustard||Sisymbrium officinale||26/06/2019||Melinda Bell|
North of Ibstock on the A447 Ravenstone Road, LE67 6NW, North West Leicestershire.