Carlton

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    Yellow Dodder

    Earlier this month a strange parasitic plant popped up under a bird feeder in a Leicestershire garden. More...

    Total species seen in this parish: 18

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    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.

    Parish Update

    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.

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

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total1818
    Wildflowers66
    Butterflies22
    Dragonflies and Damselflies11
    Flies11
    Amphibians11
    Mammals11
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions11
    Reptiles11
    Spiders11
    insect - beetle (Coleoptera)11
    Bees, Wasps, Ants11
    Birds11