Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 120


    This large field is managed mainly as a wildflower meadow, with an annual mow and the removal of the cuttings as is good practice. A number of tree/scrub areas have been planted, including and a few non-native species, to diversify the habitat and provide additional interest. A scrape in the north-east corner provides a damper habitat, though it doesn't hold water all year round. Just outside the entrance gate and alongside the A50 is an urban drainage pond that also provides interesting wetland habitat.


    This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Roesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Burnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Empis tessellata31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Swan-feather DwarfElachista argentella31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Small Yellow UnderwingPanemeria tenebrata31/05/2019David Nicholls
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus19/03/2019David Nicholls
    Bishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018sue
    Green Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018sue
    Common FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018sue
    Liocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018sue
    Long Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus13/09/2018sue
    Nettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana13/09/2018sue
    Getting There

    There is a small pull-in by the access gate on the A50. Easier parking is had alongside the Millennium Green site on the opposite side of the A50. A pedestrian crossing allows safe access across the A50.

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus30/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/07/2018
    BugsBox BugGonocerus acuteangulatus23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.14/07/2018
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides14/07/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/07/2018
    MothsBurnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica31/05/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii14/07/2018
    MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae14/07/2018
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara11/10/2016
    MothsCommon Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter rajella23/08/2018
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus31/05/2019
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana18/05/2017
    WildflowersCommon FleabanePulicaria dysenterica30/07/2018
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Green GrasshopperOmocestus viridulus23/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortSenecio jacobaea14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa13/10/2016
    WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii31/05/2019
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/07/2018
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.14/07/2018