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To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places link on the main menu and enter the parish name into the parish selection box to see species lists and images. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

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: 288


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
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto20/03/2018Steve Mathers
GoldeneyeBucephala clangula20/03/2018Steve Mathers
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula20/03/2018Steve Mathers
JayGarrulus glandarius20/03/2018Steve Mathers
Grey HeronArdea cinerea17/03/2018Steve Mathers
GoldeneyeBucephala clangula05/03/2018Steve Mathers
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula05/03/2018Steve Mathers
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus05/03/2018Steve Mathers
JayGarrulus glandarius05/03/2018Steve Mathers
Lesser CelandineFicaria verna20/02/2018Ken Charity
Colt's-footTussilago farfara20/02/2018Ken Charity
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea20/02/2018Ken Charity
SowbreadCyclamen hederifolium20/02/2018Ken Charity
Lords-and-LadiesArum maculatum20/02/2018Ken Charity
RavenCorvus corax20/02/2018Ken Charity

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1314
Dragonflies and Damselflies921
Flies, Gnats and Midges810
Bees, Wasps, Ants710
Ferns & Horsetails620
Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites55
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges46
Slugs & Snails45
Mosses & Liverworts33