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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.


    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: 18

    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 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 and have been submitted by the community.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Aceria dispar17/07/2020Melinda Bell
    Phytomyza angelicae17/07/2020Melinda Bell
    Donacia17/07/2020Melinda Bell
    Grass SnakeNatrix natrix07/09/2019LizzyPeat
    Common ToadBufo bufo07/09/2019LizzyPeat
    YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella08/04/2019joannelowe12
    Marsh WoundwortStachys palustris20/08/2018irturner
    ArrowheadSagittaria sagittifolia20/08/2018irturner
    Common Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata20/08/2018irturner
    Orange BalsamImpatiens capensis20/08/2018irturner
    Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum20/08/2018irturner
    Common WaspVespula vulgaris20/08/2018irturner
    Garden SpiderAraneus diadematus20/08/2018irturner
    Flowering-rushButomus umbellatus29/08/2016Peter Smith
    Painted LadyVanessa cardui29/08/2016Peter Smith

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo07/09/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris20/08/2018
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella08/04/2019
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus24/07/2012
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui29/08/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens24/07/2012
    FliesPhytomyza angelicae17/07/2020
    insect - beetle (Coleoptera)Donacia17/07/2020
    MammalsWater VoleArvicola amphibius29/08/2015
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria dispar17/07/2020
    ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix natrix07/09/2019
    SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus20/08/2018
    WildflowersFlowering-rushButomus umbellatus29/08/2016
    WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum20/08/2018
    WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata20/08/2018
    WildflowersOrange BalsamImpatiens capensis20/08/2018
    WildflowersArrowheadSagittaria sagittifolia20/08/2018
    WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris20/08/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    insect - beetle (Coleoptera)11
    Dragonflies and Damselflies11
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions11
    Bees, Wasps, Ants11