Kibworth

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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

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.

Bringing Nature Back

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust have published their strategy 2030 "Bringing Nature Back". The Strategy includes three strategic goals. More... 

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Thanks

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.

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.

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.

 

The images and records below are all from the parish and have been submitted by the community.

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Group Common name Latin name Last seen
AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/03/2021
AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris30/07/2016
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria08/04/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria24/04/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis20/09/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes31/03/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.28/02/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum09/08/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum11/06/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris06/05/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsCherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii01/12/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus16/05/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger16/05/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis20/09/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum20/09/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris21/07/2020
Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata31/03/2021
BeetlesAnaglyptus mysticus19/05/2020
BeetlesCream Spot LadybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata09/03/2019
BeetlesRosemary BeetleChrysolina americana06/10/2020
BeetlesFigwort WeevilCionus scrophulariae11/06/2021
BeetlesWasp BeetleClytus arietis15/07/2016
BeetlesDonacia semicuprea21/07/2020
BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula11/06/2021
BeetlesScarlet Lily BeetleLilioceris lilii12/04/2020
BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis11/06/2021
BeetlesCommon Leaf WeevilPhyllobius pyri26/04/2022
Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata26/08/2020
Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata20/09/2021
BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis19/05/2020
BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva16/07/2016
Beetles24 Spot LadybirdSubcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata20/09/2021
BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus16/07/2016
BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa30/05/2015
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos13/03/2013
BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea04/01/2022
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo02/04/2016
BirdsJackdawColoeus monedula22/04/2022
BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus05/12/2021
BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone31/03/2021
BirdsRookCorvus frugilegus22/04/2022
BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor11/06/2021
BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta28/03/2021
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella13/06/2020
BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula20/03/2013
BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus15/01/2017
BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius02/10/2014
BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica06/05/2021
BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus05/12/2021
BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba13/06/2020
BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea09/08/2020
BirdsGreat TitParus major20/03/2013
BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita31/03/2021
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis01/04/2014
BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris16/07/2016
BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis15/07/2016
BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula16/12/2018
BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin16/07/2016
BirdsRedwingTurdus iliacus12/11/2013
BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula20/03/2013
BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris15/11/2016
BirdsRing OuzelTurdus torquatus20/04/2021
BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni09/08/2020
BugsRed BugDeraeocoris ruber21/07/2020
BugsCommon PondskaterGerris lacustris16/07/2016
BugsGrypocoris stysi15/07/2016
BugsLeptopterna dolabrata08/07/2021
BugsLiocoris tripustulatus20/09/2021
BugsVetch AphidMegoura viciae02/08/2021
BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina20/09/2021
BugsForest BugPentatoma rufipes01/09/2020
BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius26/08/2020
BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens20/09/2021
BugsStenotus binotatus08/07/2021
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io07/04/2020
ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae31/03/2021
ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines02/04/2017
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus08/07/2021
ButterfliesBrown ArgusAricia agestis09/08/2020
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni07/04/2020
ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas22/07/2020
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina21/07/2020
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria26/08/2020
ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi06/05/2021
ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae15/07/2016
ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album31/03/2021
ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus28/09/2020
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus21/07/2020
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris16/07/2016
ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta21/07/2020
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesSt Mark's FlyBibio marci06/05/2021
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesOwl MidgesPsychodidae26/04/2022
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesLighthouse GallRondaniola bursaria09/03/2019
Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta21/09/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesEmperor DragonflyAnax imperator16/07/2016
Dragonflies and DamselfliesRed-eyed DamselflyErythromma najas11/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBroad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressa12/06/2017
Dragonflies and DamselfliesWhite-legged DamselflyPlatycnemis pennipes08/07/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum16/07/2016
EarwigsCommon European EarwigForficula auricularia22/07/2020
Ferns & HorsetailsRusty-back FernCeterach officinarum13/06/2020
FliesAnthomyia pluvialis21/07/2020
FliesBee FlyBombylius major09/04/2020
FliesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa16/07/2016
FliesChrysopilus cristatus11/06/2021
FliesConops quadrifasciatus09/08/2020
FliesEmpis livida16/07/2016
FliesEriothrix rufomaculata21/07/2020
FliesNoon FlyMesembrina meridiana06/05/2021
FliesBlack-horned GemMicrochrysa polita02/09/2021
FliesOpomyza germinationis agg.16/07/2016
FliesPhasia obesa09/08/2020
FliesPoecilobothrus nobilitatus16/07/2016
FliesSarcophaga18/08/2020
FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria26/08/2020
FliesTachina fera09/08/2020
FliesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui20/09/2021
FliesXyphosia miliaria16/07/2016
FungiMeadowsweet Rust FungusTriphragmium ulmariae11/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera15/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBlack-grassAlopecurus myosuroides16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWild-oatAvena fatua16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy-bromeBromopsis ramosa16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGreater Tussock-sedgeCarex paniculata13/06/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGreater Pond-sedgeCarex riparia16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Spike-rushEleocharis palustris16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBearded CouchElymus caninus16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElymus repens16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFloating Sweet-grassGlyceria fluitans16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesReed Sweet-grassGlyceria maxima16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon ReedPhragmites australis09/08/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesLesser BulrushTypha angustifolia16/07/2016
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia21/07/2020
Grasshoppers & CricketsSpeckled Bush-cricketLeptophyes punctatissima14/08/2020
harvestman (Opiliones)Dicranopalpus ramosus agg.26/08/2020
harvestman (Opiliones)Leiobunum rotundum10/08/2021
harvestman (Opiliones)Mitopus morio21/09/2020
harvestman (Opiliones)Paroligolophus agrestis20/09/2021
HoverfliesBaccha elongata22/07/2020
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus01/09/2020
HoverfliesEristalis arbustorum28/09/2020
HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax21/09/2020
HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta18/08/2020
HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii11/06/2021
HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens15/07/2016
insect - dragonfly (Odonata)Migrant HawkerAeshna mixta01/09/2020
insect - dragonfly (Odonata)Blue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans09/08/2020
insect - true bug (Hemiptera)Deraeocoris (Deraeocoris) flavilinea22/07/2020
insect - true fly (Diptera)Xylota segnis08/07/2021
LichensCaloplaca flavescens16/07/2016
LichensChewing Gum LichenLecanora muralis16/07/2016
LichensPhyscia caesia16/07/2016
LichensXanthoria parietina21/07/2020
MammalsHedgehogErinaceus europaeus26/10/2015
MammalsBrown HareLepus europaeus02/05/2017
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi28/12/2016
MammalsStoatMustela erminea10/03/2018
MammalsBat speciesUnidentified bat species05/06/2017
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes12/11/2017
MayfliesEphemera vulgata11/06/2021
Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsNail GallEriophyes tiliae20/09/2021
Mosses & LiverwortsRough-stalked Feather-mossBrachythecium rutabulum16/12/2018
Mosses & LiverwortsLateral CryphaeaCryphaea heteromalla16/12/2018
MothsThe SycamoreAcronicta aceris23/09/2015
MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana26/04/2022
MothsCommon MarbleCelypha lacunana11/06/2021
MothsDotted ChestnutConistra rubiginea11/03/2022
MothsSmall Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila porcellus03/06/2021
MothsMarch TubicDiurnea fagella22/03/2019
MothsPearled DwarfElachista apicipunctella26/04/2022
MothsBrown-tailEuproctis chrysorrhoea19/07/2021
MothsYellow-tailEuproctis similis20/09/2021
MothsThe DrinkerEuthrix potatoria20/09/2021
MothsMerveille du JourGriposia aprilina25/09/2021
MothsSmall EmeraldHemistola chrysoprasaria13/07/2021
MothsOak EggarLasiocampa quercus13/07/2021
MothsThe BlackneckLygephila pastinum02/07/2021
MothsWhite-pointMythimna albipuncta30/08/2021
MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata11/06/2021
MothsPine Hawk-mothSphinx pinastri07/08/2021
MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella17/03/2021
SawfliesSolomon's-seal SawflyPhymatocera aterrima05/07/2015
SawfliesFigwort SawflyTenthredo scrophulariae20/09/2021
Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis19/05/2020
Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana16/07/2016
Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris08/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsRiver SnailViviparus viviparus01/12/2020
SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus20/09/2021
SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis21/09/2020
Springtails & BristletailsOrchesella cincta09/03/2019
Springtails & BristletailsOrchesella villosa09/03/2019
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSpindleEuonymus europaeus16/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix10/03/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa09/08/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur15/07/2016
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata02/02/2013
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCommon LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea15/07/2016
WildflowersNarrow-leaved Water-plantainAlisma lanceolatum22/07/2020
WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica16/07/2016
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris15/07/2016
WildflowersThyme-leaved SandwortArenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia13/06/2020
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis08/04/2013
WildflowersCuckooflowerCardamine pratensis06/05/2021
WildflowersWelted ThistleCarduus crispus16/07/2016
WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra sensu lato (=nigra/debauxii)16/07/2016
WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum16/07/2016
WildflowersDanish ScurvygrassCochlearia danica16/04/2022
WildflowersNuttall's WaterweedElodea nuttallii16/07/2016
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum16/07/2016
WildflowersHoary WillowherbEpilobium parviflorum15/07/2016
WildflowersSmooth TareErvum tetraspermum16/07/2016
WildflowersSun SpurgeEuphorbia helioscopia01/09/2020
WildflowersBlack BindweedFallopia convolvulus16/07/2016
WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna31/03/2021
WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria16/07/2016
WildflowersSnowdropGalanthus nivalis11/03/2013
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine16/07/2016
WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum15/07/2016
WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum16/07/2016
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium15/07/2016
WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus11/06/2021
WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris16/07/2016
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album16/07/2016
WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis16/07/2016
WildflowersCommon DuckweedLemna minor16/07/2016
WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus16/07/2016
WildflowersDwarf MallowMalva neglecta15/07/2016
WildflowersScented MayweedMatricaria chamomilla16/07/2016
WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina11/06/2021
WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis16/07/2016
WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus10/03/2018
WildflowersYellow Water-lilyNuphar lutea22/07/2020
WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus16/07/2016
WildflowersRed GoosefootOxybasis rubra01/09/2020
WildflowersLong-headed PoppyPapaver dubium01/09/2020
WildflowersButterburPetasites hybridus21/04/2014
WildflowersKnotgrassPolygonum aviculare01/09/2020
WildflowersFennel PondweedPotamogeton pectinatus16/07/2016
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina16/07/2016
WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans16/07/2016
WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris06/05/2021
WildflowersWater DockRumex hydrolapathum16/07/2016
WildflowersArrowheadSagittaria sagittifolia16/07/2016
WildflowersWater FigwortScrophularia auriculata16/07/2016
WildflowersSkullcapScutellaria galericulata16/07/2016
WildflowersField MadderSherardia arvensis16/07/2016
WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara16/07/2016
WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper16/07/2016
WildflowersUnbranched Bur-reedSparganium emersum16/07/2016
WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris09/08/2020
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica16/07/2016
WildflowersRussian Comfrey agg.Symphytum officinale x asperum = S. x uplandicum16/07/2016
WildflowersUpright Hedge-parsleyTorilis japonica15/07/2016
WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis16/07/2016
WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara17/03/2021
WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca21/07/2020
WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa15/07/2016
WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis28/09/2020
WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata17/03/2021

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Total270385
Wildflowers6276
Birds3088
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1919
Moths1821
Flies1719
Butterflies1629
Beetles1623
Bees, Wasps, Ants1314
Bugs1213
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1213
Hoverflies710
Dragonflies and Damselflies610
Mammals66
harvestman (Opiliones)45
Slugs & Snails48
Lichens44
Amphibians34
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges33
Spiders23
Springtails & Bristletails22
insect - dragonfly (Odonata)22
Sawflies23
Mosses & Liverworts22
Fungi11
Ferns & Horsetails11
insect - true fly (Diptera)11
Earwigs11
insect - true bug (Hemiptera)11
Mayflies11
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