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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.

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Total species seen in this parish: 40

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

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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
OtterLutra lutra23/08/2021Melinda Bell
Flowering-rushButomus umbellatus23/08/2021Melinda Bell
Yellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria23/08/2021Melinda Bell
Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis23/08/2021Melinda Bell
CommaPolygonia c-album23/08/2021Melinda Bell
SilverweedPotentilla anserina23/08/2021Melinda Bell
Hop SedgeCarex pseudocyperus23/08/2021Melinda Bell
Gold SpotPlusia festucae23/08/2021Melinda Bell
False-bromeBrachypodium sylvaticum21/07/2021David Nicholls
Hedge BindweedCalystegia sepium21/07/2021David Nicholls
Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis21/07/2021David Nicholls
Lesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus21/07/2021David Nicholls
Agelena labyrinthica21/07/2021David Nicholls
Upright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica21/07/2021David Nicholls
Bearded CouchElymus caninus21/07/2021David Nicholls
Common Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva21/07/2021David Nicholls
Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris21/07/2021David Nicholls
CinnabarTyria jacobaeae21/07/2021David Nicholls
Early BumblebeeBombus pratorum21/07/2021David Nicholls
Hypera rumicis21/06/2021sue
Orchestes quercus21/06/2021sue
Riponnensia splendens21/06/2021sue
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
Water VoleArvicola amphibius29/08/2015Pam Darby
Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens24/07/2012Douglas Maas
GatekeeperPyronia tithonus24/07/2012Douglas Maas

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo07/09/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum21/07/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris20/08/2018
BeetlesHypera rumicis21/06/2021
BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis21/07/2021
BeetlesOrchestes quercus21/06/2021
BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva21/07/2021
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella08/04/2019
ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album23/08/2021
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus24/07/2012
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris21/07/2021
ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui29/08/2016
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens24/07/2012
FliesPhytomyza angelicae17/07/2020
FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria23/08/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse-bromeBrachypodium sylvaticum21/07/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHop SedgeCarex pseudocyperus23/08/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBearded CouchElymus caninus21/07/2021
Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus21/07/2021
HoverfliesRiponnensia splendens21/06/2021
insect - beetle (Coleoptera)Donacia17/07/2020
MammalsWater VoleArvicola amphibius29/08/2015
MammalsOtterLutra lutra23/08/2021
Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria dispar17/07/2020
MothsGold SpotPlusia festucae23/08/2021
MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae21/07/2021
ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix natrix07/09/2019
SpidersAgelena labyrinthica21/07/2021
SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus20/08/2018
SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis23/08/2021
WildflowersFlowering-rushButomus umbellatus29/08/2016
WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium21/07/2021
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum20/08/2018
WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata20/08/2018
WildflowersOrange BalsamImpatiens capensis20/08/2018
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina23/08/2021
WildflowersArrowheadSagittaria sagittifolia20/08/2018
WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris20/08/2018
WildflowersUpright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica21/07/2021

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges33
Bees, Wasps, Ants33
Dragonflies and Damselflies11
Grasshoppers & Crickets11
insect - beetle (Coleoptera)11
Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions11