The woodland is classified as partly ancient semi natural woodland and partly plantation on ancient woodland (PAWS) (Forestry Commission).
WILDLIFE IN PARK WOOD
Roe deer are spotted frequently, badger tracks have been spotted and foxes heard.
In the summer evenings on the edges of the wood, you can see Pipistrelle bats flitting around catching insects.
Birdlife includes: Treecreeper, Jay, Long Tailed Tit, Crow, Rook, Blue Tit, Robin, Wren, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Song Thrush, Chiff Chaff, Cockerel, Magpie, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Siskin, Black Cap and Sparrow.
In the autumn months, you can often hear an owl calling through Park Wood.
The wood contains Alder, Beech, Birch, Oak, Hazel Rowan, Sycamore, Scots Pine, and Willow.
On our guided fungus foray, we found 43 different kinds of fungus in Park Wood. Images courtesy of Sue Patchett.