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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: 326


Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

Welcome to Markfield

Welcome to the Markfield NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to our knowledge of, the wildlife in our parish. Just click on the headers of these news stories to read more.

Recording Markfield Wildlife

We would like more wildlife observations from the parish. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, click on the header to find out what to do.

Wild places

Latest records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
BuzzardButeo buteo03/02/2018Ken Charity
BuzzardButeo buteo01/02/2018Steve Mathers
AlderAlnus glutinosa28/01/2018AJ Cann
AshFraxinus excelsior28/01/2018AJ Cann
BeechFagus sylvatica28/01/2018AJ Cann
BlackbirdTurdus merula28/01/2018AJ Cann
BlackthornPrunus spinosa28/01/2018AJ Cann
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus28/01/2018AJ Cann
BrackenPteridium aquilinum28/01/2018AJ Cann
Bramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.28/01/2018AJ Cann
BroomCytisus scoparius28/01/2018AJ Cann
BuzzardButeo buteo28/01/2018AJ Cann
ChaffinchFringilla coelebs28/01/2018AJ Cann
DaisyBellis perennis28/01/2018AJ Cann
ElderSambucus nigra28/01/2018AJ Cann

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
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, 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 septempunctata28/01/2018
BeetlesGorse WeevilExapion ulicis27/05/2016
BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula27/05/2016
BeetlesGlischrochilus hortensis26/05/2012
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis27/05/2016

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers2052
Mosses & Liverworts1931
Bees, Wasps, Ants1419
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1315
Slugs & Snails710
Flies, Gnats and Midges67
Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites57
Ferns & Horsetails36
Algae, Bacteria, Virus22
Springtails & Bristletails22
Grasshoppers & Crickets24
Spiders, Harvestmen, Mites & Ticks11
Dragonflies and Damselflies12
Lacewings & Scorpionflies11