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: 41

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
Nettle AphidMicrolophium carnosum04/06/2021Graham Calow
Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
BugsNettle AphidMicrolophium carnosum04/06/2021
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