Ullesthorpe, Lutterworth Rd verge

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

Getting There

The verge is located on Lutterworth Road to the east of the main village.

Status

Road verge

Managed By
Leicestershire County Council / Ullesthorpe Parish Council
Wild places

Total species seen at this site:

Description

This verge is being managed to improve biodiversity as part of the County Council/Parish Council verges biodiversity trial. It was be surveyed in 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 verge is backed by a Hawthorn/Elm hedge together with a ditch which supports damp-loving plants such as Great Hairy Willowherb. It has a reasonable floral diversity, dominated by tall plants such as Cow Parsley, Cocksfoot and Stinging Nettle at the rear but with shorter, grassy areas towards the road. A few meadow-quality species were present, including Black Knapweed, Meadow Buttercup and Common Vetch, together with Ground Ivy, Common Mouse-ear and Ribwort Plantain.

 

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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