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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.

Ullesthorpe lies in the south of Leicestershire, near to the border. It has a long history with both prehistoric and Roman archaeological finds from the area. The name Ullesthorpe was given by the Danes.

Parish Update

Ullesthorpe has joined the Leicestershire verge biodiversity project and has taken on the management of two verges at the eastern and western ends of the village. To find out more, see the Wild Place page links above.

White Thistles

Creeping Thistles are just coming into flower, but among their number there are some pale white ghosts. More...

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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 Ullesthorpe

Welcome to the Ullesthorpe 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 Ullesthorpe

We need more wildlife observations from around Ullesthorpe. 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.

Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak

The Green Hairstreak is an uncommon butterfly in Leicestershire but this one was found in Ullesthorpe. It is the only green butterfly in Britain and the only one to overwinter as a chrysalis. The caterpillars feed on Gorse, Dogwood, Broom and a few other plants.


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 & Climbers1116
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1015
Dragonflies and Damselflies35
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges11
Slugs & Snails11
Bees, Wasps, Ants12