Arnesby Lutterworth Road verge1

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The verge is located on Lutterworth Road, just south of the Mill Hill Road junction.

    Status

    Road verge

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council / Arnesby Parish Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 40

    Description

    This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council verges biodiversity trial. It was surveyed in 2021 by NatureSpot volunteers but we would welcome additional wildlife records from the community, whether plants, animals or fungi.

    The aim of the project is to demonstrate that by managing the grassland as a wildflower meadow it can support a much greater diversity of wildlife species. Different species come and go throughout the year so we will get a much better understanding of the biodiversity value of this site if local residents can add records of what they have seen. Please take a photo if possible and include it with your record, using NatureSpot's Submit Records form. Once checked and accepted your record and any photos will appear on this page!

    The verge is now being managed differently to help wildlife. Mowing will cease between April and August to allow the grasses and wildflowers to grow and bloom. In some cases, verges will also have additional native wildflower species added, either as seed or as plug plants.

    A list of all the species found at the site, together with any images taken, will appear below once the survey has taken place.

    Wildlife Highlights

    This verge alongside the Lutterworth Road is on level ground and squeezed between a tarmac path and a high hedge.  The vegetation was dominated by Cow Parsley and Rough Meadow-grass, plants typical of high fertile soil, though a small population of Crested Dog’s-tail was present, and also Oxeye Daisy and Common Sorrel, which are indicators of better meadow grassland.

     

    The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

    Latest records
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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Annual Meadow-grassPoa annua04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Barren BromeAnisantha sterilis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Broad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Bulbous ButtercupRanunculus bulbosus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    ChokeEpichloe typhina04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    CleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common Mouse-earCerastium fontanum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common SorrelRumex acetosa04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Crested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    DaisyBellis perennis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Dandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Field Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common GroundselSenecio vulgaris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Hedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Lesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Meadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    NipplewortLapsana communis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Phytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Prickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Red FescueFestuca rubra04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Ribwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Rough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    SnowberrySymphoricarpos albus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Spear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Sticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Wall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    White CloverTrifolium repens04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Wood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    White Dead-nettleLamium album04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Wood AvensGeum urbanum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    YarrowAchillea millefolium04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    FliesPhytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021
    FungiChokeEpichloe typhina04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBarren BromeAnisantha sterilis04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCrested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRed FescueFestuca rubra04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus04/06/2021
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSnowberrySymphoricarpos albus04/06/2021
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium04/06/2021
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021
    WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum04/06/2021
    WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum04/06/2021
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/06/2021
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/06/2021
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/06/2021
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/06/2021
    WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis04/06/2021
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare04/06/2021
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis04/06/2021
    WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica04/06/2021
    WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus04/06/2021
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata04/06/2021
    WildflowersBulbous ButtercupRanunculus bulbosus04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa04/06/2021
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris04/06/2021
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper04/06/2021
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica04/06/2021
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.04/06/2021
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium04/06/2021
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021
    WildflowersWall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis04/06/2021