Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    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

    Description

    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.

    Thanks

    This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Roe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/09/2019Roy Denney
    Roesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii16/06/2019Clive Pearson
    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
    Psylla alni31/05/2019David Nicholls
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus19/03/2019David Nicholls
    Bishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018sue
    Green Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018sue
    Common FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018sue

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/09/2019
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019
    BugsPsylla alni31/05/2019
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus31/05/2019
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesEmpis tessellata31/05/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsRoesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii31/05/2019
    MothsSwan-feather DwarfElachista argentella31/05/2019
    MothsBurnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica31/05/2019
    MothsSmall Yellow UnderwingPanemeria tenebrata31/05/2019
    WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii31/05/2019
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi13/09/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018
    BugsLiocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018
    BugsNotostira elongata13/09/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina13/09/2018
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018
    BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens13/09/2018
    FungiPuccinia poarum13/09/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLong Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus13/09/2018
    HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta13/09/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes goniothorax13/09/2018
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana13/09/2018
    MothsPale Red SlenderCaloptilia elongella13/09/2018
    MothsHawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella13/09/2018
    MothsDark Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter klemannella13/09/2018
    MothsGreenish Thorn PigmyStigmella hybnerella13/09/2018
    SawfliesPear Slug SawflyCaliroa cerasi13/09/2018
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare13/09/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018