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Spring Wood

Contact: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Grid Ref: SK379225

Sun peering through trees of Spring Wood

In the spring, this woodland is carpeted with bluebells. Birch, oak, ash and alder trees provide nesting sites for a range of birds including great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch and treecreeper. Older trees attract hornets, which can be seen hunting along the paths.

The streams that run through the reserve create a different habitat, where opposite-leaved golden saxifrage grows in spring. During autumn, you can see several species of fungus, including stinkhorn and birch bracket fungus.

The reserve has a bird hide with views over the southern part of Staunton Harold reservoir and in winter you can see many species of duck, including wigeon, shoveler, pochard and tufted duck. The tracks of fallow deer can often be found in muddy areas of the site.

Please note that a permit is required for access to this reserve. Permits are available from the Wildlife Trust.

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