Panorama by Peter Speight © 2021
GRID REFERENCE: ST 438683
SIZE: 2.3 ha
PREVIOUS OWNER: Peter Sweet
WHEN PURCHASED: January 2003
PURCHASE PRICE: £19,000
HOW FUNDED: YANSEC, Transco (Lattice Foundation), Countryside Agency
Some of the alder trees are veteran, believed to be as old as the wood itself (200 years). Invertebrates associated with damp woodland.
YACWAG monitors birds and bats in the wood. Littlewood is used by 12 species of bats. Bird species that have bred here include greater spotted woodpecker, treecreeper and tawny owl.
Visitors can look into the narrow wood from the track (Eastern Drove) in order to see its wildlife. Physical access into the wood is restricted to management, monitoring and wildlife surveys. Please get in touch if you would like to visit the wood as it is left as undisturbed as possible to provide a refuge for wildlife.
An illustrated hour long talk given on 12th October 2022 followed by questions and answers about Fungi in YACWAG's Littlewood reserve given by John and Doreen Bailey of The North Somerset and Bristol Fungus Group (NS&BFG).
Here is a comprehensive list of fungi found at Littlewood: click to view/download