East Goscote

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To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places page. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

East Goscote is a modern village that lies to the north-east of Leicester. The River Wreake borders the north of the parish and in the west is Beadles Lake Golf Course. The surrounding area is largely an agricultural landscape.

Water Vole

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Wild places

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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 by NatureSpot have 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.

Welcome to East Goscote

Welcome to the East Goscote 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.

Recording wildlife in East Goscote

We need more wildlife observations from the parish. 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.

Fungus beetle

Mycetophagus atomarius

This small but pretty beetle (Mycetophagus atomarius) is a rare find in Leicestershire but this one was found in the north of the parish near the River Wreake. It is a specialist feeder of Cramp Balls - the round and black fungi that are found on Ash trees.


The images and records below are all from the parish/ward and have been submitted by members of the public.

Latest images

The latest images and records displayed below include those awaiting verification checks so we cannot guarantee that every identification is correct. Once accepted, the record displays a green tick.

In the Latest Records section, click on the header to sort A-Z, and again to sort Z-A. Use the header boxes to filter the list.

Latest records

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1522
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges820
Slugs & Snails33
Grasshoppers & Crickets34
Springtails & Bristletails22
Woodlice, Crustaceans22
Dragonflies and Damselflies11
Bees, Wasps, Ants11