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    • Selected parish = BLUE
    • Wild Places = RED
    • Public Rights of Way = GREEN

    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.


    Dragonfly Atlas

    County Recorder Ian Merrill has updated our knowledge of the Odonata in Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55) with an updated version of the County Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas and Checklist,

    Total species seen in this parish: 156


    Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council

    Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council

    Wild places

    Welcome to Kibworth

    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.

    Recording wildlife in Kibworth

    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Small Black AntLasius niger19/05/2020GavinGamble
    Cardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis19/05/2020GavinGamble
    Brown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis19/05/2020GavinGamble
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni19/05/2020GavinGamble
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria19/05/2020GavinGamble
    Anaglyptus mysticus19/05/2020CAPochin
    Tapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax06/05/2020KHDi
    Grey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria24/04/2020CAPochin
    Scarlet Lily BeetleLilioceris lilii12/04/2020KHDi
    Bee FlyBombylius major09/04/2020KHDi
    Common FrogRana temporaria08/04/2020KHDi
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni07/04/2020KHDi
    PeacockAglais io07/04/2020KHDi
    24 Spot LadybirdSubcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata16/05/2019GavinGamble
    Yellow Meadow AntLasius flavus16/05/2019GavinGamble

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1616
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1112
    Dragonflies and Damselflies45
    Bees, Wasps, Ants45
    Mosses & Liverworts22
    Slugs & Snails24
    Springtails & Bristletails22
    Craneflies, Gnats & Midges11