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
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor21/06/2017
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica21/06/2017
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys21/06/2017
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus04/07/2018
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSpindleEuonymus europaeus13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus13/07/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare13/07/2018
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris13/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger14/07/2018
    BeetlesBembidion lunulatum14/07/2018
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/07/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis14/07/2018
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis14/07/2018
    BeetlesPolydrusus formosus14/07/2018
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva14/07/2018
    BugsBulrush BugChilacis typhae14/07/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis14/07/2018
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus14/07/2018
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum14/07/2018
    BugsGrey Damsel BugHimacerus major14/07/2018