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To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places page. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

Wild places in this parish

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Total species seen in this parish:

Wild places

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

Verges for wildlife

Parish Councils are being invited by Leicestershire County Council to take over the management of selected road verges in their area in order to improve their value for wildlife. So far, over 50 verges have been adopted and all have been, or will be, surveyed by NatureSpot to find out which species are already growing there. Surveys in 2020 revealed a surprising diversity of flora with an average of over 30 species on each verge. Encourage your parish council to take part! More information about the project can be found here.

Welcome to Osbaston

Welcome to the Osbaston NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to our knowledge of, the wildlife in our parish. Just click on the headers of these news stories to read more.

Recording Osbaston Wildlife

We would like more wildlife observations from the parish. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, click on the header to find out what to do.

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis18/10/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis18/10/2020
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata18/10/2020
Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata31/05/2013
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos25/10/2015
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo11/10/2015
BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris16/12/2015
BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus12/10/2015
BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone25/10/2015
BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula25/10/2015
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella06/07/2013
BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula23/10/2015
BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus18/10/2020
BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius21/10/2015
BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea25/10/2015
BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus26/10/2015
BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco10/09/2015
BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula28/11/2015
BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos23/10/2015
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHard RushJuncus inflexus18/10/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia18/10/2020
MammalsWood MouseApodemus sylvaticus25/10/2015
MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus11/10/2015
MammalsBank VoleClethrionomys glareolus30/05/2016
MammalsHedgehogErinaceus europaeus23/06/2015
MammalsBrown HareLepus europaeus19/12/2015
MammalsOtterLutra lutra25/04/2020
MammalsField VoleMicrotus agrestis23/04/2020
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi20/04/2020
MammalsWeaselMustela nivalis31/03/2020
MammalsPolecatMustela putorius25/03/2018
MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus17/12/2015
MammalsBrown RatRattus norvegicus30/11/2015
MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis30/12/2020
MammalsMoleTalpa europaea20/04/2020
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes28/09/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula18/10/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersTurkey OakQuercus cerris18/10/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur18/10/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRed OakQuercus rubra04/07/2013
WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris18/10/2020
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare18/10/2020
WildflowersRedshankPersicaria maculosa18/10/2020
WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara18/10/2020
WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis18/10/2020

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers44
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges22
Bees, Wasps, Ants22