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.

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    Total species seen in this parish: 1028

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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
    Common ToadBufo bufo21/03/2020Ben Devine
    Water MintMentha aquatica21/03/2020Ben Devine
    BulrushTypha latifolia21/03/2020Ben Devine
    Smooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris21/03/2020Ben Devine
    Common FrogRana temporaria21/03/2020Ben Devine
    SnipeGallinago gallinago21/03/2020Ben Devine
    Common FrogRana temporaria21/03/2020Ben Devine
    Reflexed StonecropPetrosedum rupestre13/03/2020David Nicholls
    Blunt-tailed Snake MillipedeCylindroiulus punctatus13/03/2020David Nicholls
    Smooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula13/03/2020David Nicholls
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata12/03/2020Mike Higgott
    Lords-and-LadiesArum maculatum12/03/2020Mike Higgott
    Colt's-footTussilago farfara12/03/2020Mike Higgott
    Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis10/03/2020David Nicholls
    SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus10/03/2020Sue Allison

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo15/06/2018
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris21/03/2020
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria29/08/2019
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus29/08/2019
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus petersi04/11/2016
    Barklice & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus03/08/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus14/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva14/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa11/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator31/05/2019
    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 plumipes18/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera09/07/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum27/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius01/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum28/10/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum03/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris16/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis21/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa04/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa24/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae19/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media17/08/2016

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total10287937
    Wildflowers184880
    Moths142391
    Bugs991781
    Beetles751350
    Flies63366
    Birds59247
    Bees, Wasps, Ants40313
    Hoverflies35410
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers34153
    Slugs & Snails31422
    Spiders31296
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions2865
    Craneflies, Gnats & Midges28121
    Fungi2899
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges2351
    Butterflies20301
    Sawflies1929
    Mammals1349
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1048
    Springtails & Bristletails919
    harvestmen (Opiliones)8216
    Grasshoppers & Crickets8181
    Mosses & Liverworts88
    Barklice & Booklice510
    Lichens513
    Woodlice, Crustaceans438
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies49
    Amphibians429
    Mayflies22
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