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.

    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
    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
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris04/07/2018
    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 dysenterica14/07/2018
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris14/07/2018
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor21/06/2017
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa13/10/2016
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018