Although not seen for some time, Water Voles and White-clawed Crayfish were present. Otters have passed through and jays are nesting nearby.
Total species seen at this site: 21
Tawny Owl boxes are being installed and sparrow, house martin and bat boxes have been fitted in the neighbouring sports ground.
This wildlife corridor follows Rothley Brook going towards Anstey. A stream joins it beside the sports ground and the land between has been planted with shrubs. It has mown paths to provide good access. The east side of the stream and brook has also been planted with wild flowers and shrubs. The watercourse is bordered by mature trees but has an open aspect in places with farmland to the west and the sports fields to the east. A path through it continues along the brookside beyond the parish and under the A46 towards Anstey. Alternatively you can exit onto Gynsill Lane where, looking across the road into the field, there is the most remarkable old oak tree, reputedly the oldest in Leicestershire.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Crack-willow||Salix fragilis||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Willow Redgall Sawfly||Pontania proxima||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Liocoris tripustulatus||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Dock Bug||Coreus marginatus||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Acalitus brevitarsus||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Amphibious Bistort||Persicaria amphibia||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Speckled Wood||Pararge aegeria||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Guelder Rose||Viburnum opulus||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Orange Ladybird||Halyzia sedecimguttata||30/07/2018||David Nicholls|
|Jay||Garrulus glandarius||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Kestrel||Falco tinnunculus||08/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Canada Goose||Branta canadensis||01/06/2018||Roy Denney|
|Large Red Damselfly||Pyrrhosoma nymphula||24/05/2018||Mike Higgott|
|Rhingia campestris||24/05/2018||Mike Higgott|
|Noon Fly||Mesembrina meridiana||24/05/2018||Mike Higgott|
A public right of way leaves the A50, facing the Shell Station, and follows a stream through mature woodlands until it enters land owned by the Parish Council.