Wildlife Watching at Viridor Wood

Viridor Wood is a great place for spotting wildlife, from birds and butterflies, to insects and plant life on the forest floor.

The range of habitats includes grasslands, wetlands, lakes and woodlands. As the site was created on a previously industrial site there is a distinctive meadow mix of species developing.

The local area is a known breeding ground for Willow Tits which are on the Red List of Birds of Conservation Concern as these birds are well suited to the local habitats.

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Viridor Wood, Wigan, WN4 8TL
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