Empingham Exton Road Verge

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

    Getting There

    Exton Road connects the villages of Exton and Empingham, and the verge is towards the Empingham end, close to the A606.

    From the A606, turn onto Main Street in Empingham, and then onto Exton Road. The site begins 100 metres or so up this road.

    There is some roadside parking available in Empingham village, but please be mindful of residents and signage.

    Bus information can be found here: https://bustimes.org/localities/empingham

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 20

    Description

    Designated a Local Wildlife Site in 2011, Exton Road verge is mainly calcareous and mixed grassland, and both sides of the verge are around 500 metres in length. The western verge is approximately 2 metres wide, and the eastern verge is approximately one metre wide.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Agrimony, Greater Knapweed, Field Scabious, Restharrow, Hoary Plantain, Salad Burnet, Small Scabious, Black Knapweed, Lady’s Bedstraw and Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo01/03/2014
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus04/04/2017
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria31/05/2020
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus03/08/2020
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus03/08/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens31/05/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella31/05/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum03/08/2020
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus03/08/2020
    Grasshoppers & CricketsMeadow GrasshopperChorthippus parallelus03/08/2020
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria03/08/2020
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum03/08/2020
    WildflowersMusk ThistleCarduus nutans09/06/2019
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra03/08/2020
    WildflowersGreater KnapweedCentaurea scabiosa03/08/2020
    WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis03/08/2020
    WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum03/08/2020
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis03/08/2020
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis03/08/2020
    WildflowersPerennial Sow-thistleSonchus arvensis03/08/2020