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    Parish Update

    The parish is blessed with several wildlife-rich sites, including the Altar Stones nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust and Hill Hole Quarry.

    Total species seen in this parish: 351


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    Welcome to Markfield

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    Wild places

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusNostoc commune28/01/2018
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.14/02/2017
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo21/05/2012
    AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus01/07/2012
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria16/03/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius17/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria13/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari14/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsField Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus campestris27/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum02/06/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius02/06/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFour Coloured Cuckoo BeeBombus sylvestris07/09/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae27/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNegro AntFormica fusca11/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon confusor28/01/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger02/06/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsLindenius albilabris23/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGooden's Nomad BeeNomada goodeniana11/06/2015
    BeetlesApion rubens27/05/2016
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis02/06/2011
    BeetlesRaspberry BeetleByturus tomentosus02/06/2011
    BeetlesCream Spot LadybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata02/06/2011
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans11/06/2015
    BeetlesCantharis rustica02/06/2011
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa27/05/2016
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata07/09/2016

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers2263
    Mosses & Liverworts1931
    Bees, Wasps, Ants1419
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1319
    Slugs & Snails711
    Flies, Gnats and Midges67
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites58
    Springtails & Bristletails33
    Ferns & Horsetails36
    Algae, Bacteria, Virus22
    Grasshoppers & Crickets24
    Spiders, Harvestmen, Mites & Ticks11
    Dragonflies and Damselflies12
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies11