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.


    Road verge

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council / Arnesby Parish Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 34


    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