Beacon Hill Country Park

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 418

    Description

    At 248m, the summit of Beacon Hill Country Park is the 2nd highest in Leicestershire and boasts panoramic views across the county and beyond. The park covers 135 hectares and includes woodland, heathland, grassland, and wildflower meadows.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Purple HairstreakFavonius quercus05/07/2018Wendy
    Rutpela maculata18/06/2018Robert Carter
    Cleg FlyHaematopota pluvialis09/06/2018Saharima Roenisch
    RabbitOryctolagus cuniculus09/06/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Red-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata09/06/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria09/06/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Sweet ChestnutCastanea sativa09/06/2018Escapeman
    Silver BirchBetula pendula09/06/2018Escapeman
    Pedunculate OakQuercus robur09/06/2018Escapeman
    HazelCorylus avellana09/06/2018Escapeman
    RhododendronRhododendron ponticum09/06/2018Escapeman
    Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare09/06/2018Escapeman
    Yellow IrisIris pseudacorus09/06/2018Escapeman
    Bee OrchidOphrys apifera09/06/2018Escapeman
    Yellow-rattleRhinanthus minor09/06/2018Escapeman
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusKlebsormidium crenulatum22/02/2017
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.25/03/2017
    AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus13/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix16/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis04/09/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum05/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum04/10/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis25/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro12/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris04/10/2016
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis rufa14/06/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata25/03/2017
    BeetlesFalse LadybirdEndomychus coccineus04/05/2017
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis21/05/2015
    BeetlesLeistus spinibarbis14/06/2013
    BeetlesCommon CockchaferMelolontha melolontha14/06/2013
    BeetlesNebria brevicollis14/06/2013
    BeetlesNotiophilus substriatus22/02/2017
    BeetlesPodabrus alpinus14/06/2013
    BeetlesTwo-banded Longhorn BeetleRhagium bifasciatum04/05/2017
    BeetlesRhagonycha lignosa14/06/2013
    BeetlesRutpela maculata18/06/2018