Brookside Meadows, Glenfield
The site is mainly grassland with some areas of planted trees and is part of the flood plain running alongside the Rothley Brook. The Brook supports a good range of wetland species, including Banded Demoiselle damselflies. Kingfisher is an occasional sighting. The grassland contains some interesting species, such as Great Burnet, Meadow Buttercup and Great Willowherb.
Total species seen at this site: 116
This site is part of recently developed network of new public green spaces and pathways established as part of a commercial and residential development on land near to the M1/A46 junction. It includes a new bridge over the brook.
This site was established as a nature area in 2017 following the development of the adjacent commercial units. A new permissive cycleway now crosses the site with a bridge over Rothley Brook to connect to the footpath and cycle way running along the old Swannington railway line. There are also mown grass paths.
Thanks to Glenfield Parish Council for sponsoring the Brookside Meadows page.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Field Penny-cress||Thlaspi arvense||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Redshank||Persicaria maculosa||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Small Copper||Lycaena phlaeas||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Long Winged Cone-head||Conocephalus fuscus||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Caper Spurge||Euphorbia lathyris||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Water-cress||Nasturtium officinale||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Three-spined Stickleback||Gasterosteus aculeatus||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Common Darter||Sympetrum striolatum||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Common Drone Fly||Eristalis tenax||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Eupeodes luniger||17/09/2018||David Nicholls|
|Three-spined Stickleback||Gasterosteus aculeatus||09/08/2018||David Nicholls|
|Common Frog||Rana temporaria||09/08/2018||David Nicholls|
|Wandering Pond Snail||Radix balthica||09/08/2018||David Nicholls|
|Marsh Thistle||Cirsium palustre||09/08/2018||David Nicholls|
Pedestrian access to the site is from the footpath and cycle way on the old railway line to the north. Two further access points are located on Kirby Road and one on Mill Lane.