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: 999

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    • 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
    Lamprotettix nitidulus10/10/2019sue
    Small Elm MidgetPhyllonorycter schreberella10/10/2019sue
    Small Elm MidgetPhyllonorycter schreberella08/10/2019sue
    Red Elm PigmyStigmella lemniscella08/10/2019sue
    Cecidophyes nudus08/10/2019sue
    Dock BugCoreus marginatus03/10/2019Mike Higgott
    Pantilius tunicatus03/10/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina03/10/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Honey BeeApis mellifera30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Box BugGonocerus acuteangulatus30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Dock BugCoreus marginatus30/09/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina30/09/2019Mike Higgott

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis04/10/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale30/04/2018
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus15/05/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre21/03/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus21/03/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris23/09/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola31/05/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria cephalonea02/06/2015
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria cerrea11/07/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea07/08/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora14/08/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela23/09/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha06/05/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria nalepai31/05/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria nervisequa27/06/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani08/06/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tetanothrix09/08/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium13/09/2018
    WildflowersSneezewortAchillea ptarmica30/07/2018
    MothsBrown Oak SlenderAcrocercops brongniardella21/08/2018
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi09/10/2015
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAculus craspedobius09/08/2018
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata03/06/2014
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata27/08/2014
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus17/02/2018
    Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula25/09/1989
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria30/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata25/05/2019

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Ferns & Horsetails22
    insect - true fly (Diptera)11
    Fish14
    Silverfish12
    Earwigs116
    Centipedes & Millipedes12
    Caddisflies11
    Slime Moulds17
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