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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: 973


    Thanks to the following for supporting this parish section:

    • Glenfield Parish Council
    Wild places

    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.



    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Box BugGonocerus acuteangulatus21/08/2019sue
    BuzzardButeo buteo20/08/2019Roy Denney
    Small Dingy TubicBorkhausenia fuscescens08/08/2019sue
    Copper ErmelRoeslerstammia erxlebella07/08/2019sue
    Roesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii03/08/2019Bratwurst1974
    Paidiscura pallens01/08/2019sue
    Painted LadyVanessa cardui31/07/2019sue
    Tephritis bardanae31/07/2019sue
    Melampsora caprearum31/07/2019sue
    Golden-brown TubicCrassa unitella31/07/2019sue
    Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Golden-brown TubicCrassa unitella23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Volucella inanis23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Heterotoma planicornis23/07/2019Mike Higgott

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAcalitus stenaspis04/10/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale28/08/2018
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus15/05/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre25/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus08/03/2017
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria campestricola31/05/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria cephalonea02/06/2015
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea01/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora14/08/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrochela24/06/2015
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrorhyncha20/04/2017
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesRed Pustule GallAceria myriadeum03/10/2011
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria nalepai23/08/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria nervisequa27/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria pseudoplatani08/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria tetanothrix09/08/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium11/10/2017
    WildflowersSneezewortAchillea ptarmica30/07/2018
    MothsBrown Oak SlenderAcrocercops brongniardella21/08/2018
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi18/10/2013
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAculus craspedobius09/08/2018
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata11/06/2014
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata02/05/2017
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2018
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus30/07/2016
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria30/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata03/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum30/10/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges68360
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites66516
    Bees, Wasps, Ants40302
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers34147
    Slugs & Snails29396
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges2350
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1046
    Springtails & Bristletails919
    Grasshoppers & Crickets8177
    Mosses & Liverworts77
    Woodlice, Crustaceans433
    Barklice & Booklice48
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies49
    Ferns & Horsetails22
    insect - true fly (Diptera)11
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