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: 944

    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
    Grammoptera ruficornis06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Salticus scenicus06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Sloe BugDolycoris baccarum05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    CuckooflowerCardamine pratensis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Cucumber Green Orb SpiderAraniella cucurbitina sensu lato04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Wild TeaselDipsacus fullonum04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Common SwiftKorscheltellus lupulina04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Cucumber Green Orb SpiderAraniella cucurbitina sensu lato04/06/2019Mike Higgott

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsArion distinctus25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsNetted SlugDeroceras reticulatum25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsDiscus SnailDiscus rotundatus25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsGarlic SnailOxychilus alliarius25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsCellar SnailOxychilus cellarius25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsTrochulus sericeus25/09/1989
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010
    BeetlesAmara ovata19/05/2010
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla19/05/2010
    MothsBordered MarbleEndothenia marginana19/05/2010
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus14/07/2010
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea01/09/2010
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui01/09/2010
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata04/06/2011
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressApium nodiflorum09/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon Water-starwortCallitriche stagnalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersRibbed MelilotMelilotus officinalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersWater Forget-me-notMyosotis scorpioides09/07/2011
    WildflowersGreater Burnet-saxifragePimpinella major09/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon Water-crowfootRanunculus aquatilis09/07/2011
    WildflowersUpright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica09/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon ValerianValeriana officinalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata09/07/2011
    WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca09/07/2011
    MammalsWeaselMustela nivalis13/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon OracheAtriplex patula03/10/2011

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total9447210
    Wildflowers181809
    Moths122345
    Bugs851619
    Beetles731275
    Flies, Gnats and Midges67355
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites62508
    Birds57232
    Bees, Wasps, Ants37287
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers34146
    Hoverflies32344
    Slugs & Snails29387
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges2350
    Fungi2181
    Butterflies20275
    Sawflies1421
    Craneflies1378
    Mammals1144
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1046
    Springtails & Bristletails919
    Grasshoppers & Crickets8167
    Mosses & Liverworts77
    Lichens512
    Woodlice, Crustaceans433
    Barklice & Booklice48
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies38
    Amphibians321
    Ferns & Horsetails22
    insect - true fly (Diptera)11
    Mayflies11
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