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: 99


    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.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    AshFraxinus excelsior20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    BeechFagus sylvatica20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    WalnutJuglans regia20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Salix x fragilis20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Elm agg.Ulmus agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    HawthornCrataegus monogyna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Horse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Norway MapleAcer platanoides20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Red OakQuercus rubra20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Scots PinePinus sylvestris20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Silver BirchBetula pendula20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Turkish HazelCorylus colurna20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Common Whitebeam agg.Sorbus aria agg.20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry
    Wild CherryPrunus avium20/05/2020Leics County Council Forestry

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNeuroterus saliens27/11/2018
    BeetlesCantharis rustica04/06/2019
    BeetlesRhamphus oxyacanthae01/11/2018
    BugsLeptopterna dolabrata11/07/2019
    BugsLindbergina aurovittata22/08/2018
    BugsRhopalus subrufus04/05/2018
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula rufina03/05/2018
    FliesPhytomyza agromyzina30/10/2018
    FliesPhytomyza cytisi01/11/2018
    HoverfliesBaccha elongata30/04/2019
    HoverfliesCheilosia illustrata04/05/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria cerrea11/07/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes exilis27/06/2018
    SawfliesProfenusa pygmaea11/07/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis20/05/2020
    WildflowersFritillaria meleagris03/05/2018
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria04/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum04/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AnemoneAnemone nemorosa03/05/2018
    SawfliesWillow Redgall SawflyPontania proxima01/11/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium20/05/2020
    WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album04/05/2018
    MothsWhite-bodied MidgetPhyllonorycter joannisi30/10/2018
    SpidersWalnut Orb WeaverNuctenea umbratica04/05/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea07/08/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWalnutJuglans regia20/05/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTurkish HazelCorylus colurna20/05/2020
    BugsTortoise BugEurygaster (cf) testudinaria25/09/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus20/05/2020