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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: 37

    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
    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
    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, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris20/08/2018
    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
    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 umbellatus23/08/2021
    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, Ants22
    Dragonflies and Damselflies11
    insect - beetle (Coleoptera)11
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions11