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.
This page profiles 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: 216
Thanks to the following for supporting this page:
- Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council
- Kibworth Harcourt Parish 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 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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Mute Swan||Cygnus olor||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Carrion Crow||Corvus corone||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Lesser Celandine||Ficaria verna||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Small Tortoiseshell||Aglais urticae||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Bee Fly||Bombylius major||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Hairy-footed Flower Bee||Anthophora plumipes||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|10 Spot Ladybird||Adalia decempunctata||31/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Little Egret||Egretta garzetta||28/03/2021||Craig Mabbett|
|Sweet Violet||Viola odorata||17/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Golden Pigmy||Stigmella aurella||17/03/2021||CAPochin|
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||19||19|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||12||13|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||8||9|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||5||8|
|Slugs & Snails||3||6|
|Springtails & Bristletails||2||2|
|Mosses & Liverworts||2||2|
|insect - dragonfly (Odonata)||2||2|
|Ferns & Horsetails||1||1|
|insect - true bug (Hemiptera)||1||1|
|Craneflies, Gnats & Midges||1||1|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||1||1|