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

    Description

    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
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus brevitarsus23/08/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria nalepai23/08/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium14/07/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    BeetlesGolden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens31/05/2019
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa14/07/2018
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana13/09/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus14/07/2018
    MothsTimothy TortrixAphelia paleana31/05/2019
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare13/09/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018
    BugsSilver LeafhopperAthysanus argentarius23/08/2018
    MothsSilver YAutographa gamma14/07/2018
    BeetlesBembidion lunulatum14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum14/07/2018
    SawfliesPear Slug SawflyCaliroa cerasi13/09/2018
    MothsPale Red SlenderCaloptilia elongella13/09/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy SedgeCarex hirta14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra14/07/2018
    BugsBulrush BugChilacis typhae14/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus30/07/2018
    MothsGarden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella14/07/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis14/07/2018
    WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/07/2018
    WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare13/07/2018
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/07/2018