Silver Y

    Numerous Silver Y moths, Autographa gamma, are in our gardens and in the house in the evenings if the windows are open. Why does it seem like they're suddenly everywhere? More...

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    Total species seen in this parish: 306

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    Quorn Parish Council

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    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...

    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Hummingbird Hawk-mothMacroglossum stellatarum14/07/2018Jane Hollingworth
    Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis09/07/2018Robert Carter
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae09/07/2018Robert Carter
    JackdawCorvus monedula09/07/2018Robert Carter
    Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris04/07/2018Jane Hollingworth
    Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum30/06/2018Ken Charity
    Emperor DragonflyAnax imperator30/06/2018Ken Charity
    Small WhitePieris rapae15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Meadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Garden AngelicaAngelica archangelica15/06/2018Steve Mathers
    Yellow Water-lilyNuphar lutea15/06/2018Steve Mathers

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo12/03/2017
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris15/04/2014
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria05/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva05/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa11/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes30/03/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera20/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum26/08/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum25/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris14/04/2018
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata15/07/2011
    BeetlesAphodius prodromus13/03/2017
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata30/03/2017
    BeetlesCurculio venosus20/05/2012
    BeetlesPine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus13/03/2017
    BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula18/05/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis17/10/2016
    BeetlesCream-streaked LadybirdHarmonia quadripunctata13/03/2017
    BeetlesWelsh ChaferHoplia philanthus10/06/2018
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata15/07/2011
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus26/10/2016
    BirdsCommon SandpiperActitis hypoleucos27/04/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus02/04/2014
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata04/05/2016
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis29/11/2017
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa18/05/2017
    BirdsShovellerAnas clypeata04/01/2015
    BirdsTealAnas crecca09/03/2013
    BirdsWigeonAnas penelope07/02/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos18/02/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1617
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1027
    Flies, Gnats and Midges811
    Bees, Wasps, Ants712
    Ferns & Horsetails621
    Slugs & Snails56
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites55
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges46
    Mosses & Liverworts33