Welcome to the Dunton NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to, our knowledge of the wildlife in the parish. Just click on the headers of these stories to read more.
Dunton Bassett lies 4 miles north of Lutterworth and was founded in Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village settlement is relatively small and sits at the centre of a mainly agricultural landscape.
Dunton Goes Green has been active for eleven years tackling environmental issues including biodiversity and climate change. Annual events include litter picking and apple pressing. Anyone who would like to be involved please phone 01455 202370.
Total species seen in this parish: 403
Thanks to the following for supporting this page:
- Leicestershire County Council
- Dunton Goes Green
Verges for wildlife
Parish Councils are being invited by Leicestershire County Council to take over the management of selected road verges in their area in order to improve their value for wildlife. So far, over 50 verges have been adopted and all have been, or will be, surveyed by NatureSpot to find out which species are already growing there. Surveys in 2020 revealed a surprising diversity of flora with an average of over 30 species on each verge. Encourage your parish council to take part! More information about the project can be found here.
We need more wildlife observations from around Dunton Bassett. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, click on the header to find out what to do.
The images and records below are all from the parish and have been submitted by the community.
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||19||28|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||9||11|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||8||15|
|Slugs & Snails||7||8|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||6||7|
|Craneflies, Gnats & Midges||5||5|
|Ferns & Horsetails||4||8|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||3||6|
|Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions||3||4|
|Springtails & Bristletails||2||2|
|Centipedes & Millipedes||1||1|
|Barklice & Booklice||1||1|