Flood Relief Basin (A50), Glenfield

    Getting There

    Parking is available on Groby Road next to Millenium Green. A pedestrian crossing across the A50 leads almost directly to the site.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 118


    This drainage feature provides damp grassland habitat for most of the year, with standing water at times after rain. The basin supports wetland plants such as Reedmace and Great Willowherb with drier grassland around the edges. It is accessible directly from the A50 and is adjacent to the Glenfield Wildflower Meadow.

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa14/07/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni14/07/2018
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/07/2018
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea30/07/2018
    BugsBox BugGonocerus acuteangulatus23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia14/07/2018
    BugsBulrush BugChilacis typhae14/07/2018
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata14/07/2018
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara14/07/2018
    MothsCommon Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter rajella23/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElymus repens14/07/2018
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Green GrasshopperOmocestus viridulus23/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris13/07/2018
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans14/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/07/2018
    MothsDark Alder MidgetPhyllonorycter klemannella13/09/2018