Knighton Park

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Total species seen at this site: 300

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Knighton Park played host to the 2017 Bioblitz on 12th and 13th May.  Hundreds of people visitied the park over the two days, including school groups on the Friday, to take part in walks and other events in the park.

Description

Knighton Park is a significant area of green open space at the southern boundary of the ward, where it meets with Oadby and Wigston.  It contains Knighton Spinney, which is a local nature reserve, and is open to the public on some Sundays.  The Saffron Brook runs through the park, and there is a pond in the Heath Garden, both of which provide habitats for a number of aquatic species.  The park contains a large number of native and ornamental trees, and there is a tree trail to guide visitors round 20 interesting and significant trees.  Knighton Wild has produced an online version of the tree trail leaflet, which also includes some additional information about wildlife that you might encounter if you follow the trail round the park.

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Latest Records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Garden SnailCornu aspersum13/05/2017David Nicholls
Strawberry SnailTrochulus striolatus13/05/2017David Nicholls
Black Clock BeetlePterostichus madidus13/05/2017David Nicholls
Pterostichus niger13/05/2017David Nicholls
Vasates quadripedes13/05/2017David Nicholls
Wood AvensGeum urbanum13/05/2017David Nicholls
Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/05/2017David Nicholls
Eriophyes similis13/05/2017David Nicholls
Aceria macrorhyncha13/05/2017David Nicholls
Wandering Pond SnailRadix balthica13/05/2017David Nicholls
Great Pond SnailLymnaea stagnalis13/05/2017David Nicholls
Smooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris13/05/2017David Nicholls
Common FrogRana temporaria13/05/2017David Nicholls
Parent BugElasmucha grisea13/05/2017David Nicholls
Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta13/05/2017David Nicholls

Getting There

The park can be reached by public transport, and there is an entrance from Welford Road, which is served by the Arriva 47, 48 and 49 services.  It is also possible to walk to the park from London Road, served by Arriva 31, or from Shanklin Drive, served by Arriva 44.  (In all cases variants such as the 44A pass the same locations.)

Cyclists can reach the park from the City Centre via Victoria Park, Clarendon Park Road, Knighton Road and Carisbrooke Road (avoiding London Road and Welford Road), and Palmerston Way, which runs past the park has cycle tracks and forms part of Leicester's Route 4.

There is a car park at the entrance on Palmerston Way.

Managed By

Leicester City Council

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Species List



Group Common Name Latin Name Last Seen
Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.10/01/2017
AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris13/05/2017
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum18/03/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius12/04/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris13/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris05/05/2017
BeetlesAbax parallelepipedus13/05/2017
Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata27/05/2016
Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata07/05/2017
BeetlesBembidion biguttatum13/05/2017
BeetlesBruchus rufimanus13/05/2017
BeetlesRaspberry BeetleByturus tomentosus13/05/2017
BeetlesViolet Ground BeetleCarabus violaceus17/05/2015
BeetlesKidney-spot LadybirdChilocorus renipustulatus13/05/2017
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata12/04/2014
BeetlesCrepidodera fulvicornis13/05/2017
BeetlesDryops luridus13/05/2017
BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula13/05/2015
BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis17/05/2015
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis13/05/2017
BeetlesScarlet Lily BeetleLilioceris lilii02/05/2017
BeetlesNebria brevicollis13/05/2017
BeetlesNotiophilus biguttatus13/05/2017
BeetlesBlue Willow BeetlePhratora vulgatissima23/05/2015

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