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: 985

    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
    Metatropis rufescens17/09/2019sue
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Box BugGonocerus acuteangulatus13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Dock BugCoreus marginatus13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Garden SpiderAraneus diadematus13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Opilio canestrinii13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Forest BugPentatoma rufipes13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Dock BugCoreus marginatus13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata13/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Pointed SlenderParornix finitimella12/09/2019sue
    Nigma walckenaeri12/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina12/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Common Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum12/09/2019Mike Higgott

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989
    Slugs & SnailsArion distinctus25/09/1989
    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
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata19/05/2010
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla19/05/2010
    MothsBordered MarbleEndothenia marginana19/05/2010
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea01/09/2010
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui01/09/2010
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula19/01/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris22/03/2011
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa22/03/2011
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata04/06/2011
    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
    WildflowersCommon ValerianValeriana officinalis09/07/2011
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata09/07/2011
    MammalsWeaselMustela nivalis13/07/2011
    BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco21/07/2011
    HoverfliesCommon Drone FlyEristalis tenax03/10/2011
    WildflowersCommon OracheAtriplex patula03/10/2011
    WildflowersLarge-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana03/10/2011

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total9857496
    Wildflowers182828
    Moths134368
    Bugs931680
    Beetles731312
    Flies, Gnats and Midges68368
    Birds57235
    Bees, Wasps, Ants40304
    Hoverflies33368
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers33145
    Spiders31276
    Slugs & Snails29397
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions2859
    Fungi2589
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges2350
    Butterflies20289
    Sawflies1525
    Craneflies1378
    Mammals1347
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1048
    Springtails & Bristletails919
    Grasshoppers & Crickets8178
    harvestmen (Opiliones)8203
    Mosses & Liverworts77
    Lichens512
    Woodlice, Crustaceans433
    Barklice & Booklice48
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies49
    Amphibians423
    Mayflies22
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