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: 121

    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
    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
    Liocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018sue

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare13/09/2018
    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
    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 acetosa13/10/2016
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/07/2018