Wash Brook Nature Reserve
Total species seen at this site: 202
Knighton Wild is organising a work party at Wash Brook Nature Reserve on Wednesday 20th December 2017 from 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm to clean and tidy up in and around the pond with Leicester City Council Parks Volunteers. Contact Knighton Wild if you want to come along. See more details on the Knighton Ward page.
The Wash Brook Nature Reserve is a large triangular Public Open Space (POS) (2.8 hectares approx) located within the Knighton Ward and owned and managed by Leicester City Council. It is bisected by the Wash Brook. The Midland Mainline Railway forms the Western boundary.
There is a public footbridge that offers access to both compartments to either side of the Wash Brook and encourages users to access all areas of the nature reserve. The site is also used as a short cut for students from the nearby Sir Jonathan North and Lancaster Schools.
The reserve consists of a number of important habitats which include species rich mesotrophic (neutral) grassland, native broadleaved woodland, a field pond and the Wash Brook. In addition, there are areas of rough grassland which provide additional habitats for invertebrates, birds and mammals. The site is surrounded by residential and industrial developed sites, but the Midland Mainline Railway and Wash Brook provide opportunities to connect to adjacent green space nearby.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Bearded Couch||Elymus caninus||26/08/2017||2jays|
|Wood Pigeon||Columba palumbus||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Notostira elongata||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Birch Shieldbug||Elasmostethus interstinctus||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Green Shieldbug||Palomena prasina||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Common Froghopper||Philaenus spumarius||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|The Vapourer||Orgyia antiqua||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Hawthorn Shieldbug||Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Garden Spider||Araneus diadematus||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Roesel's Bush-cricket||Metrioptera roeselii||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Myathropa florea||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Freshwater Shrimp||Gammarus pulex||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Water Hog-louse||Asellus aquaticus||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Hairy Tare||Vicia hirsuta||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
|Smooth Tare||Vicia tetrasperma||26/08/2017||Uta Hamzaoui|
Access is from Knighton Lane East near the railway bridge or from the path that runs under the railway line between the schools and Cheviot Road/Neston Road.