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    • Selected parish = BLUE
    • Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN

    To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places link on the main menu and enter the parish name into the parish selection box to see species lists and images. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

    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.

    Soprano Pipistrelle

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    Total species seen in this parish: 1037


    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
    Great White EgretArdea alba29/05/2020Siobhan
    AshFraxinus excelsior20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    BeechFagus sylvatica20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    WalnutJuglans regia20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Salix x fragilis20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Elm agg.Ulmus agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    HawthornCrataegus monogyna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Horse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Norway MapleAcer platanoides20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Red OakQuercus rubra20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Scots PinePinus sylvestris20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Silver BirchBetula pendula20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Turkish HazelCorylus colurna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common Whitebeam agg.Sorbus aria agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Slugs & SnailsBrown Soil SlugArion 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
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla19/05/2010
    MothsBordered MarbleEndothenia marginana19/05/2010
    BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens01/09/2010
    FliesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui01/09/2010
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa22/03/2011
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata04/06/2011
    MothsPale Straw PearlUdea lutealis09/07/2011
    WildflowersWater-starwort agg.Callitriche agg.09/07/2011
    WildflowersFool's Water-cressHelosciadium nodiflorum09/07/2011
    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
    WildflowersBrooklimeVeronica beccabunga09/07/2011
    WildflowersPink Water-SpeedwellVeronica catenata09/07/2011
    MammalsWeaselMustela nivalis13/07/2011
    WildflowersCommon OracheAtriplex patula03/10/2011
    WildflowersMany-seeded GoosefootLipandra polysperma03/10/2011
    WildflowersLarge-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana03/10/2011
    WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum03/10/2011
    WildflowersCommon Field-speedwellVeronica persica03/10/2011

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Ferns & Horsetails22
    insect - true fly (Diptera)11
    Centipedes & Millipedes13
    Slime Moulds17
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