Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 120

    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.

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    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
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria nalepai23/08/2018
    WildflowersSneezewortAchillea ptarmica30/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae04/07/2018
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata05/07/2017
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana13/09/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum14/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus14/07/2018
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare13/09/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018
    BugsSilver LeafhopperAthysanus argentarius23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii14/07/2018
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019
    SawfliesPear Slug SawflyCaliroa cerasi13/09/2018
    MothsPale Red SlenderCaloptilia elongella13/09/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/07/2018
    WildflowersRed ValerianCentranthus ruber12/10/2016
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium14/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus23/08/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018
    WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana11/10/2016
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/07/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare13/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLong Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus13/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana14/07/2018