Gynsill Meadow, Glenfield

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

    Getting There

    All buses along the A50 stop nearby as does the 125 village hopper

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council (from April 2020)
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 99

    Description

    This area constitutes a large grassland area surrounded by mature hedges and trees. Grass paths are regularly mown but the remainder is cut only once a year to encourage wild flowers. There is a copse in the south west corner

    Wildlife Highlights

    The rough grassland attracts many invertebrates and the hedges and trees offer good habitat for birds. Amphibians cross the area to reach the pond in Gynsill Wood and bats have been seen to follow the hedge line

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    AshFraxinus excelsior20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    BeechFagus sylvatica20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    WalnutJuglans regia20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Salix x fragilis20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Elm agg.Ulmus agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    HawthornCrataegus monogyna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Horse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Norway MapleAcer platanoides20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Red OakQuercus rubra20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Scots PinePinus sylvestris20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Silver BirchBetula pendula20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Turkish HazelCorylus colurna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common Whitebeam agg.Sorbus aria agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Wild CherryPrunus avium20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva03/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis03/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius04/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNeuroterus saliens27/11/2018
    BeetlesCantharis rustica04/06/2019
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/05/2018
    BeetlesPine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus03/08/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis04/05/2018
    BeetlesCream-streaked LadybirdHarmonia quadripunctata29/05/2019
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata04/05/2018
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva05/07/2018
    BeetlesRhamphus oxyacanthae01/11/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos04/05/2018
    BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea01/04/2020
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula01/04/2020
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula01/04/2020
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus04/05/2018
    BugsTortoise BugEurygaster (cf) testudinaria25/09/2019
    BugsLeptopterna dolabrata11/07/2019
    BugsLindbergina aurovittata22/08/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina04/05/2018
    BugsRhopalus subrufus04/05/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris06/07/2018
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula rufina03/05/2018
    EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia04/05/2018
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major04/05/2018
    FliesPhytomyza agromyzina30/10/2018
    FliesPhytomyza cytisi01/11/2018
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria04/05/2018
    FungiArum RustPuccinia sessilis30/04/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsSpeckled Bush-cricketLeptophyes punctatissima11/07/2019
    HoverfliesBaccha elongata30/04/2019
    HoverfliesCheilosia illustrata04/05/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria cerrea11/07/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea07/08/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes exilis27/06/2018
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2018
    MothsFour-spot LiftAntispila metallella07/08/2019
    MothsDusty Apple PigmyBohemannia pulverosella04/07/2019
    MothsLime Bent-wingBucculatrix thoracella04/07/2019
    MothsOak Bent-wingBucculatrix ulmella06/07/2018
    MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella01/11/2018
    MothsInlaid Grass-veneerCrambus pascuella06/07/2018
    MothsPea MothCydia nigricana16/07/2019
    MothsLaburnum Leaf MinerLeucoptera laburnella01/11/2018
    MothsHazel SlenderParornix devoniella30/10/2018
    MothsRuby TigerPhragmatobia fuliginosa04/07/2019
    MothsNut Leaf Blister MothPhyllonorycter coryli30/10/2018
    MothsHawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella30/10/2018
    MothsWhite-bodied MidgetPhyllonorycter joannisi30/10/2018
    MothsRed Hazel MidgetPhyllonorycter nicellii30/10/2018
    MothsCopper ErmelRoeslerstammia erxlebella25/09/2019
    MothsScarce Maple PigmyStigmella aceris30/10/2018
    MothsRose Leaf MinerStigmella anomalella30/10/2018
    MothsLime PigmyStigmella tiliae04/07/2019
    MothsSmall Beech PigmyStigmella tityrella28/11/2017
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae03/07/2018
    MothsNarrow-bordered Five-Spot Burnet MothZygaena lonicerae03/07/2018
    SawfliesWillow Redgall SawflyPontania proxima01/11/2018
    SawfliesProfenusa pygmaea11/07/2019
    Slugs & SnailsGarden SnailCornu aspersum04/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana07/08/2019
    SpidersWalnut Orb WeaverNuctenea umbratica04/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTurkish HazelCorylus colurna20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix04/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWalnutJuglans regia20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersScots PinePinus sylvestris20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRed OakQuercus rubra20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCommon Whitebeam agg.Sorbus aria agg.20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCommon LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElm agg.Ulmus agg.20/05/2020
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata04/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AnemoneAnemone nemorosa03/05/2018
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum04/05/2018
    WildflowersCuckooflowerCardamine pratensis04/05/2018
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna04/05/2018
    WildflowersFritillaria meleagris03/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/05/2018
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/05/2018
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta03/05/2018
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/05/2018
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata04/05/2018
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris04/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/05/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys03/05/2018
    WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia04/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana04/05/2018