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: 412
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|
|Six-Spot Burnet||Zygaena filipendulae||15/07/2018||sue|
|Common Darter||Sympetrum striolatum||15/07/2018||sue|
|Smooth Pea Gall Wasp||Diplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa||15/07/2018||sue|
|Tree Bumblebee||Bombus hypnorum||15/07/2018||sue|
|Sand Martin||Riparia riparia||15/07/2018||sue|
|Garden Grass-veneer||Chrysoteuchia culmella||05/07/2018||egaten|
|Essex Skipper||Thymelicus lineola||05/07/2018||egaten|
|Small Skipper||Thymelicus sylvestris||05/07/2018||egaten|
|Narrow-bordered Five-Spot Burnet Moth||Zygaena lonicerae||05/07/2018||egaten|
|Marbled White||Melanargia galathea||05/07/2018||egaten|
|Alder Spittlebug||Aphrophora alni||30/06/2018||sue|
|Azure Damselfly||Coenagrion puella||30/06/2018||sue|
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.