Glenfield

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    Since WW2 the village has grown at a rapid rate and by the end of 2020 it is expected to have a population of over 12,000. The Parish Council is, where it can, acquiring and developing green spaces to preserve the separation zones.

    During the last few years, Glenfield has been transformed. We have seen the creation of a large new commercial area largely taken up by distribution businesses employing close to 2000 people. As compensation the parish has gained a number of new amenity areas, new footpaths, a new set of allotments and substantial amounts of money to improve existing facilities.

    The Council has developed a wildlife-friendly meadow and arboretum off the A50 and has massively developed its sports ground. New meadows with shrubs have been created along Rothley Brook, now called Brookside Meadows, with a cycle way from the heart of the community going through it and over a new bridge to give access to the open countryside.

    Off Ratby Lane, a new nature area has been created on the north side and an extensive area landscaped on the south side including the creation of two hills, both areas being crossed by footpaths. The new hilly area on the border with Kirby Muxloe is being called Clanfelde Hills to commemorate the original name of the village it now overlooks.

    Total species seen in this parish: 925

    Thanks

    Thanks to the following for supporting this parish section:

    • Glenfield Parish Council
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    Welcome to Glenfield

    Welcome to the Glenfield NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to our knowledge of, the wildlife in our parish. Just click on the headers of these news stories to read more.

    Wildlife support by the Parish Council

    The Parish have acquired and are fitting homes for various species of wildlife. Several bat boxes have been placed around the village as have sparrow terraces and house martin nests. Swifts have been accommodated by some boxes and swift bricks in a new building. Boxes for tawny owls have also been fitted in two locations

    Recording Glenfield Wildlife

    We would like more wildlife observations from around Glenfield. 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.

    Parish Update

    Bird and bat boxes have been erected on buildings around the village by the Parish Council. These are boxes for House Sparrows and House Martins on the Sports Pavillion off Gynsill's Lane.

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    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Red FoxVulpes vulpes16/05/2019Sue Allison
    Holly BlueCelastrina argiolus16/05/2019Sue Allison
    Rhinocyllus conicus16/05/2019sue
    Tingis ampliata16/05/2019sue
    Pine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus16/05/2019sue
    Common Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus16/05/2019sue
    Cocksfoot MothGlyphipterix simpliciella16/05/2019sue
    Black-headed ConchCochylis atricapitana16/05/2019sue
    SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus15/05/2019Sue Allison
    SwiftApus apus15/05/2019Sue Allison
    Bishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata15/05/2019sue
    BuzzardButeo buteo14/05/2019Roy Denney
    BlackbirdTurdus merula14/05/2019Roy Denney
    RobinErithacus rubecula14/05/2019Roy Denney
    Rhopalus subrufus14/05/2019sue

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo15/06/2018
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris07/07/2018
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria04/04/2018
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus03/08/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus18/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa11/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis30/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes19/03/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera17/07/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum12/10/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius25/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum05/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum10/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis21/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa03/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa19/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae04/09/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media31/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree WaspDolichovespula sylvestris03/11/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHalictus rubicundus26/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger14/07/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total9256932
    Wildflowers179777
    Moths115326
    Bugs821555
    Beetles701176
    Flies, Gnats and Midges67347
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites62486
    Birds57232
    Bees, Wasps, Ants35279
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers34146
    Hoverflies32341
    Slugs & Snails29381
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges2248
    Fungi2181
    Butterflies20273
    Sawflies1421
    Craneflies1378
    Mammals1144
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1045
    Springtails & Bristletails918
    Grasshoppers & Crickets8162
    Mosses & Liverworts77
    Lichens512
    Woodlice, Crustaceans430
    Barklice & Booklice37
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies38
    Amphibians320
    Ferns & Horsetails22
    Slime Moulds17
    Fish14
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