Gynsill Meadow, Glenfield

    Map key:

    • Selected Wild Place = PINK
    • Other Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN
    • VC55 boundary = BLUE
    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council (from April 2020)
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 80

    Description

    This area constitutes a large grassland area surrounded by mature hedges and trees. Grass paths are regularly mown but the remainder is cut only once a year to encourage wild flowers.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The rough grassland attracts many invertebrates and the hedges and trees offer good habitat for birds.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata04/05/2018
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/05/2018
    FungiArum RustPuccinia sessilis30/04/2019
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major03/05/2018
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula01/04/2020
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta03/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana04/05/2018
    EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia04/05/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/05/2018
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva05/07/2018
    MothsCopper ErmelRoeslerstammia erxlebella07/08/2019
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris03/05/2018
    BeetlesCream-streaked LadybirdHarmonia quadripunctata29/05/2019
    WildflowersCuckooflowerCardamine pratensis04/05/2018
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus04/05/2018
    MothsDusty Apple PigmyBohemannia pulverosella04/07/2019
    MothsFour-spot LiftAntispila metallella07/08/2019
    Slugs & SnailsGarden SnailCornu aspersum04/05/2018
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata04/05/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys04/05/2018
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina03/05/2018
    BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea01/04/2020
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea04/05/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis04/05/2018
    MothsHawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella30/10/2018
    MothsHazel SlenderParornix devoniella30/10/2018
    MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella01/11/2018
    MothsInlaid Grass-veneerCrambus pascuella06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix04/05/2018