Welcome to the new Kibworth NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to, our knowledge of the wildlife in the parish. Just click on the headers of these stories to read more.
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These pages profile the wildlife of the two Kibworth parishes combined. Kibworth Beauchamp is the larger village and lies to the south of Kibworth Harcourt, both lying in a beautiful rural part of south Leicestershire. The two parishes are bisected by the A6. Kibworth achieved national fame in 2010 when it was the focus of a six-part BBC historical documentary presented by Michael Wood.
The landscape around the villages is a patchwork of mainly arable fields. A golf course is located next to Kibworth Beauchamp and the Grand Union Canal runs along the southern parish boundary.
Total species seen in this parish: 203
Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council
Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Rosemary Beetle||Chrysolina americana||06/10/2020||Ritchie_56|
|Common Blue butterfly||Polyommatus icarus||28/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Field Pansy||Viola arvensis||28/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Tapered Drone Fly||Eristalis pertinax||21/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Nursery Web Spider||Pisaura mirabilis||21/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Migrant Hawker||Aeshna mixta||21/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Sun Spurge||Euphorbia helioscopia||01/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Long-headed Poppy||Papaver dubium||01/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Garden Spider||Araneus diadematus||01/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Marmalade Hoverfly||Episyrphus balteatus||01/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Forest Bug||Pentatoma rufipes||01/09/2020||CAPochin|
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||19||19|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||12||13|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||6||7|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||5||8|
|Springtails & Bristletails||2||2|
|Mosses & Liverworts||2||2|
|Slugs & Snails||2||5|
|Ferns & Horsetails||1||1|
|insect - dragonfly (Odonata)||1||1|
|insect - true bug (Hemiptera)||1||1|
|Craneflies, Gnats & Midges||1||1|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||1||1|