Empingham Loves Lane Road Verge

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

    Getting There

    Loves Lane lies between the A606 and A1. From the A1, exit onto Grantham Lane, turn right onto Empingham Lane and then left onto Loves Lane. From the A606, turn onto Main Street in Empingham Village, and then left onto Loves Lane by the post box.

    It may be possible to park by the site, but please be mindful of traffic and private land. There is parking on the verge at the end of the houses as the southern end of Loves Lane, and roadside parking in the village itself which is a short walk away.

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

    Managed By
    Rutland County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 211

    Description

    Loves Lane verge was desginated a Local Wildlife Site in 2005, and is approximately 400 metres in length. The habitat is mesotrophic, calcareous and mixed grassland.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Recorded species include: Grey Sedge, Black Knapweed, Meadowsweet, Meadow Vetchling, Ox-eye Daisy, Common Restharrow, Agrimony, Greater Knapweed, Hoary Plantain, Salad Burnet and Small Scabious.

    Status
    • Road Verge
    • Local Wildlife Site
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    RobinErithacus rubecula19/01/2020Andy's Rutland
    Red KiteMilvus milvus19/01/2020Andy's Rutland
    BulrushTypha latifolia19/01/2020Andy's Rutland
    Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus19/01/2020Andy's Rutland
    Honey BeeApis mellifera18/11/2019Andy's Rutland
    YarrowAchillea millefolium18/11/2019Andy's Rutland
    Jelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae18/11/2019Andy's Rutland
    Syrphus ribesii29/10/2019Andy's Rutland
    Angel's BonnetMycena arcangeliana29/10/2019Andy's Rutland
    Wild TeaselDipsacus fullonum29/10/2019Andy's Rutland
    Sycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum29/10/2019Andy's Rutland
    BlackthornPrunus spinosa29/10/2019Andy's Rutland
    Common Grass-veneerAgriphila tristella08/08/2019Andy's Rutland
    Red-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius08/08/2019Andy's Rutland
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni08/08/2019Andy's Rutland

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria05/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea21/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes21/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera18/11/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum18/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum17/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius17/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.17/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum01/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum09/06/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris17/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris17/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae07/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon sarcitorius09/06/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOphion longigena09/06/2019
    BeetlesCantharis rustica01/06/2018
    BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis17/06/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis17/06/2018
    BeetlesWelsh ChaferHoplia philanthus17/06/2018
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis02/07/2019
    BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis01/06/2018
    BeetlesRutpela maculata17/06/2018
    BeetlesStenocorus meridianus14/06/2017
    BeetlesStenurella melanura28/06/2018
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata01/06/2018
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa26/05/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos11/05/2018
    BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus25/05/2019
    BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor20/03/2019
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella07/06/2015
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus19/01/2020
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula19/01/2020
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus19/12/2018
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus07/10/2018
    BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba25/11/2018
    BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus17/08/2018
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus21/04/2019
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum21/04/2019
    BugsPied ShieldbugTritomegas bicolor21/04/2019
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io26/05/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae01/04/2019
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines01/04/2019
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus02/07/2019
    ButterfliesDark Green FritillaryArgynnis aglaja26/06/2018
    ButterfliesSilver-washed FritillaryArgynnis paphia01/08/2018
    ButterfliesHolly BlueCelastrina argiolus17/08/2018
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni08/08/2019
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina17/06/2018
    ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus17/06/2018
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria25/05/2019
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae17/07/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi11/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae11/08/2018
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus01/08/2018
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus17/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris02/07/2019
    ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta08/08/2019
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui08/08/2019
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesBibio johannis01/04/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta17/08/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella25/05/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum17/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula26/05/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesRuddy DarterSympetrum sanguineum21/08/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum21/08/2018
    EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia01/06/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense26/05/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsSoft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum25/11/2018
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major20/03/2019
    FliesCoremacera marginata01/06/2018
    FliesDark-winged Flesh flyNyctia halterata17/08/2018
    FliesSicus ferrugineus17/07/2018
    FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae29/04/2018
    FungiShaggy ParasolChlorophyllum rhacodes04/11/2014
    FungiSilverleaf FungusChondrostereum purpureum25/11/2018
    FungiCommon JellyspotDacrymyces stillatus30/12/2018
    FungiBlushing BracketDaedaleopsis confragosa06/02/2019
    FungiKing Alfred's CakesDaldinia concentrica18/11/2018
    FungiCrystal Brain FungusExidia nucleata19/12/2018
    FungiSouthern BracketGanoderma australe25/11/2018
    FungiSulphur TuftHypholoma fasciculare19/12/2018
    FungiAngel's BonnetMycena arcangeliana25/11/2018
    FungiBrown MottlegillPanaeolina foenisecii11/12/2018
    FungiEgghead MottlegillPanaeolus semiovatus18/11/2018
    FungiDryad's SaddlePolyporus squamosus11/05/2018
    FungiSycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum18/11/2018
    FungiHairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum19/12/2018
    FungiTurkeytailTrametes versicolor10/11/2014
    FungiCandlesnuff FungusXylaria hypoxylon19/12/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia19/01/2020
    Grasshoppers & CricketsSpeckled Bush-cricketLeptophyes punctatissima17/06/2018
    HoverfliesEpistrophe grossulariae28/06/2018
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus17/07/2018
    HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax09/06/2019
    HoverfliesCommon Drone FlyEristalis tenax08/08/2019
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus11/08/2018
    HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii29/10/2019
    HoverfliesVolucella bombylans01/06/2018
    HoverfliesVolucella inanis25/07/2017
    HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens11/07/2018
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla01/06/2018
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis01/06/2018
    MothsCommon Grass-veneerAgriphila tristella08/08/2019
    MothsSilver YAutographa gamma01/06/2018
    MothsYellow ShellCamptogramma bilineata01/06/2018
    MothsGarden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella02/07/2019
    MothsStraw ConchCochylimorpha straminea08/06/2018
    MothsHook-streak Grass-veneerCrambus lathoniellus24/05/2018
    MothsCommon CarpetEpirrhoe alternata17/08/2018
    MothsDusky SallowEremobia ochroleuca08/08/2019
    MothsBurnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica05/06/2018
    MothsCrescent PlumeMarasmarcha lunaedactyla18/06/2018
    MothsShaded Broad-barScotopteryx chenopodiata17/07/2018
    MothsSilver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata26/05/2018
    MothsSpindle ErmineYponomeuta cagnagella01/06/2018
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae11/07/2018
    MothsNarrow-bordered Five-Spot Burnet MothZygaena lonicerae18/06/2018
    SawfliesWheat Stem BorerCephus pygmeus08/06/2018
    SawfliesWillow Bean SawflyPontania bridgmanii01/06/2018
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.01/06/2018
    Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana26/05/2018
    SpidersWalnut Orb WeaverNuctenea umbratica09/06/2019
    SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis21/04/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild PrivetLigustrum vulgare07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa20/03/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBuckthornRhamnus cathartica07/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina01/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.26/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOsierSalix viminalis17/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis26/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra01/06/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium30/08/2018
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria17/06/2018
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria17/06/2018
    WildflowersPyramidal OrchidAnacamptis pyramidalis17/06/2018
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris26/05/2018
    WildflowersHorse-radishArmoracia rusticana18/05/2018
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum06/02/2019
    WildflowersBlack HorehoundBallota nigra17/06/2018
    WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium17/08/2018
    WildflowersClustered BellflowerCampanula glomerata17/07/2018
    WildflowersMusk ThistleCarduus nutans15/05/2019
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra27/09/2018
    WildflowersGreater KnapweedCentaurea scabiosa08/06/2018
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium26/06/2018
    WildflowersGreater CelandineChelidonium majus25/05/2019
    WildflowersFat-henChenopodium album08/08/2019
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense30/08/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare17/06/2018
    WildflowersWild BasilClinopodium vulgare07/10/2018
    WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis08/06/2018
    WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum29/10/2019
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum17/08/2018
    WildflowersSun SpurgeEuphorbia helioscopia27/09/2018
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna20/03/2019
    WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria26/05/2018
    WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album02/07/2019
    WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense26/05/2018
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum26/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum26/05/2018
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea26/05/2018
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium30/08/2018
    WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum17/06/2018
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis28/06/2018
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album20/03/2019
    WildflowersSpotted Dead-nettleLamium maculatum06/02/2019
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum20/03/2019
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis09/06/2019
    WildflowersRough HawkbitLeontodon hispidus08/06/2018
    WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare26/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus26/05/2018
    WildflowersScarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensis01/09/2018
    WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina18/05/2018
    WildflowersDog's MercuryMercurialis perennis20/03/2019
    WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus20/03/2019
    WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus30/08/2018
    WildflowersSainfoinOnobrychis viciifolia10/07/2013
    WildflowersCommon RestharrowOnonis repens02/07/2019
    WildflowersWild MarjoramOriganum vulgare01/06/2018
    WildflowersGarden Star-of-BethlehemOrnithogalum umbellatum15/05/2019
    WildflowersKnapweed BroomrapeOrobanche elatior02/07/2019
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata26/05/2018
    WildflowersHoary PlantainPlantago media02/07/2019
    WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina08/06/2018
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris01/04/2019
    WildflowersCommon FleabanePulicaria dysenterica17/08/2018
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris26/05/2018
    WildflowersWild MignonetteReseda lutea17/06/2018
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus30/08/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius26/05/2018
    WildflowersSmall ScabiousScabiosa columbaria17/06/2018
    WildflowersAutumn HawkbitScorzoneroides autumnalis30/08/2018
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica26/05/2018
    WildflowersWhite CampionSilene latifolia26/05/2018
    WildflowersBladder CampionSilene vulgaris01/06/2018
    WildflowersPerennial Sow-thistleSonchus arvensis30/08/2018
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper17/08/2018
    WildflowersSmooth Sow-thistleSonchus oleraceus07/10/2018
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica17/06/2018
    WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea17/06/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.26/05/2018
    WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis24/05/2018
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense26/05/2018
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens26/05/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys15/05/2019
    WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca28/06/2018
    WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa26/05/2018
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata20/03/2019