Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Map key:

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

    Total species seen at this site: 122


    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 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.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The grassland contains a number of interesting wildflower species and the site overall is excellent for invertebrates. Roe Deer have been seen at this site in 2019.


    This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.

    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 RagwortJacobaea vulgaris13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa14/07/2018
    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