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Albans Wood

Status: Ancient Woodland Inventory, County Wildlife Site, Local Nature Reserve

Description: This is an ancient semi-natural oak woodland with beech and some planted horse chestnut, sweet chestnut, cherry and sycamore. There is a hazel coppice below and ground cover of mainly bluebells or bramble.  Bird species include: greater spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, treecreeper, as well as thrushes, finches and tits and, in the spring, chiffchaff and blackcap. Butterflies include purple hairstreak and speckled wood.  

Mammal populations include: grey squirrel, Muntjac deer, red fox.  Bats include: both species of pipistrelle and noctule.  

If you would like to help look after this wood why not become a Friend of Albans Wood. For further information about the group contact Joyce Bonnick on  tel: 01923 463042.

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