Arnesby Lutterworth Road verge2

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

    Getting There

    The verge is on Lutterworth Road, just north 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: 27

    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 was mown along the path boundary leaving a relatively narrow strip of meadow grassland. This was largely dominated by Cow Parsley, Nettle and Rough Meadow-grass, plants typical of highly fertile soil. Whilst these are highly beneficial plants for wildlife, their robust nature will outcompete smaller meadow wildflowers until the soil fertility is reduced.

     

    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
    CleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common ChickweedStellaria media04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common Field-speedwellVeronica persica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Common NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Creeping ButtercupRanunculus repens04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Cut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Dandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Hedge MustardSisymbrium officinale04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    HogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Liposthenes glechomae04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Rust FungusPuccinia urticata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Perennial Rye-grassLolium perenne04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Phytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Prickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Red Dead-nettleLamium purpureum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Rough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Smooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Spear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Wall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    White Dead-nettleLamium album04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
    Wood AvensGeum urbanum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua04/06/2021
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon ChickweedStellaria media04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon Field-speedwellVeronica persica04/06/2021
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens04/06/2021
    WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus04/06/2021
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum04/06/2021
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.04/06/2021
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/06/2021
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale04/06/2021
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum04/06/2021
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne04/06/2021
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper04/06/2021
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021
    FungiRust FungusPuccinia urticata04/06/2021
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis04/06/2021
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/06/2021
    WildflowersWall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis04/06/2021
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/06/2021
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/06/2021
    Bees, Wasps, AntsLiposthenes glechomae04/06/2021
    FliesPhytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021