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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.

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.

Meadows Video

Offered by NatureSpot on behalf of Leicestershire County Council by David Nicholls:

Total species seen in this parish:

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 by NatureSpot have 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.

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Latest records

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
WildflowersArrowheadSagittaria sagittifolia20/08/2018
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens24/07/2012
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBearded CouchElymus caninus21/07/2021
MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae21/07/2021
ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album23/08/2021
WildflowersCommon Cat's-earHypochaeris radicata20/08/2018
BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva21/07/2021
AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo07/09/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris20/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum21/07/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse-bromeBrachypodium sylvaticum21/07/2021
WildflowersFlowering-rushButomus umbellatus23/08/2021
SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus20/08/2018
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus24/07/2012
MothsGold SpotPlusia festucae23/08/2021
ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix helvetica07/09/2019
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum20/08/2018
WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium21/07/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHop SedgeCarex pseudocyperus23/08/2021
Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus21/07/2021
WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris20/08/2018
MothsMung MothMaruca vitrata08/10/2021
SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis23/08/2021
WildflowersOrange BalsamImpatiens capensis20/08/2018
MammalsOtterLutra lutra23/08/2021
ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui29/08/2016
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina23/08/2021
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris21/07/2021
BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis21/07/2021
WildflowersUpright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica21/07/2021
MammalsWater VoleArvicola amphibius29/08/2015
FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria23/08/2021
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella08/04/2019
BeetlesHypera rumicis21/06/2021
BeetlesOrchestes quercus21/06/2021
FliesPhytomyza angelicae17/07/2020
HoverfliesRiponnensia splendens21/06/2021
insect - beetle (Coleoptera)Donacia17/07/2020
Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria dispar17/07/2020
SpidersAgelena labyrinthica21/07/2021

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