Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    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 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.

    Thanks

    This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi13/09/2018
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus04/07/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    BugsSilver LeafhopperAthysanus argentarius23/08/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum30/07/2018
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus30/07/2018
    BugsParent BugElasmucha grisea30/07/2018
    BugsBox BugGonocerus acuteangulatus23/08/2018
    BugsLiocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018
    BugsMocydia crocea23/08/2018
    BugsNotostira elongata13/09/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina13/09/2018
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018
    BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens13/09/2018
    BugsPlagiognathus arbustorum30/07/2018
    BugsPsylla alni31/05/2019
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae04/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea09/07/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi04/07/2018
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus31/05/2019
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris04/07/2018
    FliesEmpis tessellata31/05/2019
    FliesEriothrix rufomaculata14/07/2018
    FliesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui30/07/2018
    FungiPuccinia poarum13/09/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni23/08/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense14/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus23/08/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLong Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus13/09/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsRoesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii16/06/2019
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Green GrasshopperOmocestus viridulus23/08/2018
    harvestman (Opiliones)Mitopus morio14/07/2018
    harvestman (Opiliones)Platybunus triangularis30/07/2018
    HoverfliesEristalis arbustorum30/07/2018
    HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta13/09/2018
    MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/09/2019
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/07/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria nalepai23/08/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes goniothorax13/09/2018
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana13/09/2018
    MothsPale Red SlenderCaloptilia elongella13/09/2018
    MothsSwan-feather DwarfElachista argentella31/05/2019
    MothsBurnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica31/05/2019
    MothsSmall Yellow UnderwingPanemeria tenebrata31/05/2019
    MothsHawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella13/09/2018
    MothsDark Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter klemannella13/09/2018
    MothsCommon Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter rajella23/08/2018
    MothsSmall Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter stettinensis23/08/2018
    MothsDiamond-back MothPlutella xylostella23/08/2018
    MothsGreenish Thorn PigmyStigmella hybnerella13/09/2018
    MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae14/07/2018
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae04/07/2018
    SawfliesPear Slug SawflyCaliroa cerasi13/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSpindleEuonymus europaeus13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior14/07/2018
    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 & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus13/07/2018
    WildflowersSneezewortAchillea ptarmica30/07/2018
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata05/07/2017
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/07/2018
    WildflowersRed ValerianCentranthus ruber12/10/2016
    WildflowersRosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium14/07/2018
    WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana11/10/2016
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/07/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii31/05/2019
    WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota12/10/2016
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum14/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense14/07/2018
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/07/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum05/07/2017
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides14/07/2018
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris14/07/2018
    WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis14/07/2018
    WildflowersPrickly LettuceLactuca serriola14/07/2018
    WildflowersMusk-mallowMalva moschata14/07/2018
    WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica18/05/2017
    WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata14/07/2018
    WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris12/10/2016
    WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon FleabanePulicaria dysenterica30/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris14/07/2018
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor21/06/2017
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa14/07/2018
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/07/2018
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis14/07/2018
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica21/06/2017
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale14/07/2018
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper14/07/2018
    WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris30/07/2018
    WildflowersDevil's-bit ScabiousSuccisa pratensis30/07/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.14/07/2018
    WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis14/07/2018
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara11/10/2016
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica14/07/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys21/06/2017
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana18/05/2017
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare13/09/2018