Ullesthorpe Claybrooke Rd verge

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

Getting There

The verge is located on Claybrooke Road, near to the junction with Frolesworth Road.

Status

Road verge

Managed By
Leicestershire County Council / Ullesthorpe Parish Council
Wild places

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Description

This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council verges biodiversity trial. It was surveyed in June 2021 by NatureSpot volunteers but we would welcome additional wildlife records from the community, whether plants, animals or fungi.

The aim of the project is to demonstrate that by managing the grassland as a wildflower meadow it can support a much greater diversity of wildlife species. Different species come and go throughout the year so we will get a much better understanding of the biodiversity value of this site if local residents can add records of what they have seen. Please take a photo if possible and include it with your record, using NatureSpot's Submit Records form. Once checked and accepted your record and any photos will appear on this page!

The verge is now being managed differently to help wildlife. Mowing will cease between April and August to allow the grasses and wildflowers to grow and bloom. In some cases, verges will also have additional native wildflower species added, either as seed or as plug plants.

A list of all the species found at the site, together with any images taken, will appear below once the survey has taken place.

Wildlife Highlights

This broad verge is dominated by Cow Parsley, Yorkshire Fog and False Oat-grass but also has areas that support shorter vegetation, with Ground Ivy, Daisy and Dandelion still visible amongst the grasses. It has a reasonable species diversity, aided by the Elm and Field Maple hedge at the rear which also borders a damp ditch supporting Yellow Iris. A large Norway Maple stands in the verge at the village end, casting shade over part of the grassland.

 

The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

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