Bagworth Heath Woods
The varied habitats attract a wide range of wildlife. The lakes have been stocked with fish for angling but also attract dragonflies and damselflies as well as wetland birds. The newly planted woodland has already become a valuable habitat and supports Goldfinch, Bullfinch and Long-tailed tits. Green Woodpeckers are usually present, more often heard than seen, and Skylark and Meadow Pipits nest on the open grassland. The site is also interesting for day-flying moths, such as Mother Shipton and Burnet Companion.
Total species seen at this site: 342
Less than a mile south of Bagworth, towards Merry Lees and Desford, this 75 hectare (185 acre) Country Park has been tranformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource. Owned and managed by Leicestershire County Council Bagworth Heath Woods are made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds. There is a network of grass and surfaced paths throughout, offering relaxing walks through varied habitats and extensive views. The site is linked to Thornton and Bagworth by the circular walk around Leicestershire, the 100-mile Leicestershire Round.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Meadow Grasshopper||Chorthippus parallelus||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Pale-streak Grass-veneer||Agriphila selasella||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Straw Dot||Rivula sericealis||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Four-spotted Orb Weaver||Araneus quadratus||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Common Darter||Sympetrum striolatum||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Common Blue||Polyommatus icarus||17/08/2017||egaten|
|Hummingbird Hawk-moth||Macroglossum stellatarum||30/06/2017||MFBraker|
|Muntjac||Muntiacus reevesi||08/06/2017||Carla Robinson|
|Sand Martin||Riparia riparia||02/04/2017||Peter Smith|
|Common Toad||Bufo bufo||30/03/2017||egaten|
|Golden Pigmy agg.||Stigmella aurella agg.||30/03/2017||egaten|
|Arion ater agg.||30/03/2017||egaten|
Bagworth Heath Woods is located off Heath Road, approximately 0.6 miles south of Bagworth towards Merry Lees and Desford, in West Leicestershire. The nearest postcode is LE67 1DL.