Gynsill Woods, Glenfield

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Getting There

    The 26, 27, 29, 40 and 120 buses all stop nearby. The site is near to County Hall.

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council (from April 2020)
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 69


    This is now a mature woodland with figure of eight paths through it though sometimes these can be muddy. Some of the trees were planted as memorial trees. There is also a sizeable pond in the south-west corner with fluctuating water levels.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    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
    Wild CherryPrunus avium20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus05/05/2017
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula rufina03/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius04/05/2018
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/05/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis04/05/2018
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata04/05/2018
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos04/05/2018
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus04/05/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina04/05/2018
    BugsRhopalus subrufus04/05/2018
    EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia04/05/2018
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major04/05/2018
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria04/05/2018
    HoverfliesCheilosia illustrata04/05/2018
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsGarden SnailCornu aspersum04/05/2018
    SpidersWalnut Orb WeaverNuctenea umbratica04/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix04/05/2018
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata04/05/2018
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum04/05/2018
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna04/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/05/2018
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/05/2018
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/05/2018
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata04/05/2018
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris04/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/05/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys04/05/2018
    WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia04/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana04/05/2018