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.
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.
Total species seen in this parish: 37
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.
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 and have been submitted by the community.
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||3||3|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||2||2|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||1||1|
|insect - beetle (Coleoptera)||1||1|
|Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions||1||1|