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
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria 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 hyperantus04/07/2018
    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
    MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/09/2019
    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