Wildlife Sites in Rushcliffe

Gotham Sandbanks NR SSSI

How to get there:

From Gotham village walk along the green lane at the side of the British Legion, past the Gotham Railway "park" and then on the left is what looks like a wooded area, part way along is a stile - hop over that and you are in Gotham Sandbanks SSSI.

Information

Owned by British Gypsum and leased by Gotham Nature Reserve Trust, this is part of the Gotham Pastures SSSI but which has developed on gypsum spoil. There is an area of grassland in the centre of the copse with Restharrow, Lady's Bedstraw, Agrimony, Yellow Rattle, Common Twayblade, Fairy Flax and Harebell etc. It is just coming into management - scrub clearance and mowing (with removal).

NGR SK 531 308

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Flora Species List recorded (by NP) in 2017

Taxon Vernacular
Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore
Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Agrimonia eupatoria Agrimony
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard
Alnus incana Grey Alder
Anisantha sterilis Barren Brome
Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley
Arctium minus Lesser Burdock
Arrhenatherum elatius False Oat-Grass
Artemisia vulgaris Mugwort
Arum maculatum Lords-and-Ladies
Bellis perennis Daisy
Brachypodium pinnatum agg. Tor-grass
Briza media Quaking-grass
Bromopsis ramosa Hairy-brome
Bromus hordeaceus Soft-brome
Bryonia dioica White Bryony
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell
Carex flacca Glaucous Sedge
Carlina vulgaris Carline Thistle
Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa Greater Knapweed
Centaurium erythraea Common Centaury
Chaerophyllum temulum Rough Chervil
Chamerion angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle
Conium maculatum Hemlock
Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed
Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
Crepis vesicaria Beaked Hawk's-beard
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog's-tail
Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot
Daucus carota subsp. carota Wild Carrot
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hair-grass
Dryopteris filix-mas Male-fern
Epilobium hirsutum Great Willowherb
Festuca rubra agg. Red Fescue
Fraxinus excelsior Ash
Galium aparine Cleavers
Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
Geranium molle Dove's-foot Crane's-bill
Geranium pyrenaicum Hedgerow Crane's-bill
Geranium robertianum Herb-Robert
Geum urbanum Wood Avens
Glechoma hederacea Ground-ivy
Hedera helix Common Ivy
Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire-fog
Ilex aquifolium Holly
Iris foetidissima Stinking Iris
Knautia arvensis Field Scabious
Lactuca virosa Great Lettuce
Lamium album White Dead-nettle
Lapsana communis Nipplewort
Leontodon hispidus Rough Hawkbit
Leontodon saxatilis Lesser Hawkbit
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
Linum catharticum Fairy Flax
Lolium perenne Perennial Rye-grass
Lotus corniculatus Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Malus pumila Apple
Medicago lupulina Black Medick
Melilotus altissimus Tall Melilot
Moehringia trinervia Three-nerved Sandwort
Myosotis arvensis Field Forget-me-not
Neottia ovata Common Twayblade
Ononis repens Common Restharrow
Ophrys apifera Bee Orchid
Phleum bertolonii Smaller Cat's-tail
Pilosella officinarum Mouse-ear-hawkweed
Pimpinella saxifraga Burnet-saxifrage
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
Plantago major Greater Plantain
Plantago media Hoary Plantain
Poa pratensis sens. lat. Smooth Meadow-grass
Poa trivialis Rough Meadow-grass
Potentilla reptans Creeping Cinquefoil
Primula veris Cowslip
Primula x polyantha cultivar Cultivated Primrose
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
Ranunculus bulbosus Bulbous Buttercup
Rhinanthus minor Yellow-rattle
Rosa canina agg. Dog-rose
Rubus fruticosus agg. Bramble
Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
Rumex obtusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex sanguineus Wood Dock
Sambucus nigra Elder
Sanicula europaea Sanicle
Senecio erucifolius Hoary Ragwort
Senecio jacobaea Common Ragwort
Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle
Stachys sylvatica Hedge Woundwort
Stellaria media Common Chickweed
Tamus communis Black Bryony
Taraxacum agg. Dandelion
Torilis japonica Upright Hedge-parsley
Trifolium dubium Lesser Trefoil
Trifolium repens White Clover
Trisetum flavescens Yellow Oat-grass
Tussilago farfara Colt's-foot
Urtica dioica Common Nettle
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell
Vicia sativa subsp. segetalis Common Vetch
Viola hirta Hairy Violet
Viola odorata Sweet Violet

Gotham Sandbanks
Gotham Sandbanks