Ecology

The Greenway is essentially a man-made feature of the landscape.  However, natural processes over the years have created a linear feature of considerable ecological interest.  Set within a farmed landscape of rolling landform, the Greenway is an important green corridor for wildlife, linking regionally important conservation sites, including Kenilworth Common, Crackley Wood, Broadwells Wood and Black Waste Wood.

Features of ecological interest along the Greenway include:

  • Fungi such as the Scarlet Elf Cup
  • Ferns, such as the Male Fern and Harts Tongue Fern
  • Flowering plants such as Bluebells, Lords-and-Ladies and Wood Anenome.
  • Invertebrates such as Purple Hairstreak butterflies
  • Amphibians, including the Common Toad and Common Frog, are known to breed within the immediate vicinity.
  • Reptiles, including Adders, Grass Snakes and Slow Worms, use the sunnier stretches for basking.
  • Mammal species include Badgers, Foxes, Muntjac Deer and Hedgehogs.
  • Notable birds include the Tawny Owl, Green Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Spotted Fly Catcher and Yellowhammer.