Lordswood in Pensford


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Lord’s Wood is a woodland south east of Pensford; which largely consists of planted conifers. Some broad-leaved areas remain. A number of small streams flow northward through the wood, converging and then eventually meeting the River Chew to the north. There is a well-vegetated pond near the centre of the wood. Hunstrete Lake lies south east of the wood.

The wood has considerable biodiversity interest. It is one of a very small number of British sites in which the Red Data Book hoverfly Chalcosyrphus eunotus has been found. There has been a wide range of butterflies , including Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral. A number of bat species has been seen including the common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, soprano pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus, noctule Nyctalus noctula, Daubenton’s bat Myotis daubentonii and lesser horseshoe bat Rhinolophus hipposideros. Scarce plants here include Narrow Buckler Fern (Dryopteris carthusianaand Wild Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. pseudonarcissus)

Publow with Pensford Parish Council Official Website

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