Woodland Nature

A Wealth of Wildlife

The Great Central Woodland has a wide range of trees and wildlife. Here are just some of the species you might spot in the woods or by the river and a small gallery of photos from recent walks…


At least 28 species of birds have been identified in the woodland.
Here’s a clip of birdsong including a male Blackcap and a Chiff Chaff recorded on the riverside in July 2017….


Moorhen Woodpigeon Collared Dove Swift Kingfisher
Great Spotted Woodpecker Magpie Jay Jackdaw Carrion Crow
Goldcrest Blue Tit Great Tit Coal Tit Marsh Tit
Chiffchaff Black Cap Tree Creeper Wren Blackbird
Song Thrush Mistle Thrush Robin Dunnock House Sparrow
Chaffinch Bullfinch Goldfinch    

Other Animals

Among the animals identified in the woodland are:-

Muntjac Deer Grey Squirrel Speckled Wood Butterfly Demoiselle Damselfly Pipistrelle
Long Eared Bat        

Trees & Plants

This is by no means a complete catalogue but among the trees you might spot are:-

Ash Norway Maple Sycamore Wild Cherry Oak
Willow Poplar Corsican Pine Scots Pine Hawthorn