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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

Carlton is a small rural parish and village in the attractive countryside of western Leicestershire, and the Borough of Hinckley & Bosworth. The Parish has an area of 309.565 Ha, and had 304 registered electors and 146 occupied dwellings in January 2017.

Water Vole

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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 by NatureSpot have 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 Carlton

Welcome to the Carlton 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 Carlton 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.


The images and records below are all from the parish/ward and have been submitted by members of the public.

Latest images

The latest images and records displayed below include those awaiting verification checks so we cannot guarantee that every identification is correct. Once accepted, the record displays a green tick.

In the Latest Records section, click on the header to sort A-Z, and again to sort Z-A. Use the header boxes to filter the list.

Latest records

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Bees, Wasps, Ants55
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges33
Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions11
insect - beetle (Coleoptera)11
Grasshoppers & Crickets11
Dragonflies and Damselflies11