Arnesby St Peters Road verge

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

Getting There

The verge is on St Peter's Road, opposite the church.

Status

Road verge

Managed By
Leicestershire County Council / Arnesby Parish Council
Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 34

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, opposite St Peters Church, was a sea of colour at the time of the survey, due to the deep blue of Green Alkanet (which the bees were enjoying). Cow Parsley, Nettle and Rough Meadow-grass dominated and these are plants typical of high nutrient 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
7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Annual Meadow-grassPoa annua04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Barren BromeAnisantha sterilis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Bread WheatTriticum aestivum04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
CleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Cock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Common ChickweedStellaria media04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Common NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Common Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Cow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
DaisyBellis perennis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
False Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Field Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Greater PlantainPlantago major04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Green AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Common GroundselSenecio vulgaris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
HogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Ivy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Meadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Meadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Perennial Rye-grassLolium perenne04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Petty SpurgeEuphorbia peplus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Phytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Rough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Shepherd's-purseCapsella bursa-pastoris04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Smooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Smooth Sow-thistleSonchus oleraceus04/06/2021Craig 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
Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus04/06/2021Craig Mabbett
Honey BeeApis mellifera04/06/2021Craig Mabbett

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera04/06/2021
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/06/2021
FliesPhytomyza chaerophylli04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBarren BromeAnisantha sterilis04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis04/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBread WheatTriticum aestivum04/06/2021
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus04/06/2021
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2021
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis04/06/2021
WildflowersShepherd's-purseCapsella bursa-pastoris04/06/2021
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare04/06/2021
WildflowersPetty SpurgeEuphorbia peplus04/06/2021
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine04/06/2021
WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense04/06/2021
WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/06/2021
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2021
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/06/2021
WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis04/06/2021
WildflowersGreen AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens04/06/2021
WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major04/06/2021
WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris04/06/2021
WildflowersSmooth Sow-thistleSonchus oleraceus04/06/2021
WildflowersCommon ChickweedStellaria media04/06/2021
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2021
WildflowersWall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis04/06/2021
WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia04/06/2021