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
    WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana11/10/2016
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara11/10/2016
    WildflowersRed ValerianCentranthus ruber12/10/2016
    WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota12/10/2016
    WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris12/10/2016
    WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica18/05/2017
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana18/05/2017
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor21/06/2017
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica21/06/2017
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys21/06/2017
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata05/07/2017
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum05/07/2017
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae04/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus04/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina04/07/2018
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae04/07/2018
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/07/2018
    ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea09/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSpindleEuonymus europaeus13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus13/07/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare13/07/2018
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/07/2018