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Parish Update

Quorndon is a parish in North West Leicestershire close to the university town of Loughborough. The parish is officially called Quorndon but everyone knows it as Quorn. The River Soar forms much of Quorn's eastern boundary with the village of Barrow upon Soar. The southern boundary, with the neighbouring villages of Mountsorrel, Rothley and Swithland, encompasses Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel Quarry and part of Swithland Reservoir. The Great Central Railway makes up most of western boundary with the village of Woodhouse. The northern boundary captures Bull in the Hollow Farm and is shared with the hamlet of Woodthorpe and the town of Loughborough. Within the parish and village of Quorn lies Stafford Orchard.

Total species seen in this parish: 308


Quorn Parish Council

Welcome to Quorn

Welcome to the Quorn 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 Wildlife in Quorn

We would like your help to record wildlife observations from around the parish. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, here is what to do. More...

Wild places

Latest records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea28/10/2017Ken Charity
Yellow FieldcapBolbitius titubans11/10/2017charnwoodspots
Shaggy Ink CapCoprinus comatus23/09/2017Jane Hollingworth
Giant PolyporeMeripilus giganteus07/09/2017Jane Hollingworth
Common Purple & GoldPyrausta purpuralis29/07/2017Jane Hollingworth
Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum28/07/2017Steve Mathers
Field Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis28/07/2017Steve Mathers
Greater PlantainPlantago major28/07/2017Steve Mathers
KnotgrassPolygonum aviculare28/07/2017Steve Mathers
RedshankPersicaria maculosa28/07/2017Steve Mathers
Smooth Sow-thistleSonchus oleraceus28/07/2017Steve Mathers
White StonecropSedum album28/07/2017Steve Mathers
GoldcrestRegulus regulus27/07/2017Jane Hollingworth
GoldcrestRegulus regulus27/07/2017Jane Hollingworth
Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta13/07/2017Jane Hollingworth

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1516
Dragonflies and Damselflies921
Flies, Gnats and Midges810
Bees, Wasps, Ants710
Ferns & Horsetails620
Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites66
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges57
Mosses & Liverworts56
Slugs & Snails45
Lacewings & Scorpionflies12