Kibworth

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    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.

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    Total species seen in this parish: 216

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    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.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris05/05/2017
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria08/04/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria24/04/2020
    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, AntsCherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii01/12/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus16/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger16/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris21/07/2020
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata21/07/2020
    BeetlesAnaglyptus mysticus19/05/2020
    BeetlesCream Spot LadybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata09/03/2019
    BeetlesRosemary BeetleChrysolina americana25/06/2013
    BeetlesWasp BeetleClytus arietis15/07/2016
    BeetlesDonacia semicuprea21/07/2020
    BeetlesScarlet Lily BeetleLilioceris lilii12/04/2020
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata26/08/2020
    Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata16/07/2016
    BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis19/05/2020
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva16/07/2016
    Beetles24 Spot LadybirdSubcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata16/05/2019
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus16/07/2016
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa19/04/2014
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos09/02/2019
    BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea13/01/2018
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo02/12/2013
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus15/07/2016
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone31/03/2021
    BirdsMute SwanCygnus olor31/03/2021
    BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta28/03/2021
    BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella04/03/2017
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula20/03/2013
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus27/10/2013
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius02/10/2014
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica09/08/2020
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus02/01/2017
    BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba01/07/2018
    BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea09/08/2020
    BirdsGreat TitParus major20/03/2013
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita15/07/2016
    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 pilaris12/11/2013
    BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni09/08/2020
    BugsRed BugDeraeocoris ruber21/07/2020
    BugsCommon PondskaterGerris lacustris16/07/2016
    BugsGrypocoris stysi15/07/2016
    BugsForest BugPentatoma rufipes01/09/2020
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius26/08/2020
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io07/04/2020
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae31/03/2021
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines02/04/2017
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus16/07/2016
    ButterfliesBrown ArgusAricia agestis09/08/2020
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni02/04/2017
    ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas22/07/2020
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina16/07/2016
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria15/07/2016
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae15/07/2016
    ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album01/09/2020
    ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus28/09/2020
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus21/07/2020
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris16/07/2016
    ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta21/07/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesLighthouse GallRondaniola bursaria09/03/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta21/09/2020
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesEmperor DragonflyAnax imperator16/07/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBroad-bodied ChaserLibellula depressa16/07/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesWhite-legged DamselflyPlatycnemis pennipes09/08/2020
    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 major31/03/2021
    FliesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa16/07/2016
    FliesConops quadrifasciatus09/08/2020
    FliesEmpis livida16/07/2016
    FliesEriothrix rufomaculata21/07/2020
    FliesOpomyza germinationis agg.16/07/2016
    FliesPhasia obesa09/08/2020
    FliesPoecilobothrus nobilitatus16/07/2016
    FliesSarcophaga sp.18/08/2020
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria26/08/2020
    FliesTachina fera09/08/2020
    FliesXyphosia miliaria16/07/2016
    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)Mitopus morio21/09/2020
    HoverfliesBaccha elongata22/07/2020
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus01/09/2020
    HoverfliesEristalis arbustorum18/08/2020
    HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax21/09/2020
    HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta18/08/2020
    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
    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
    Mosses & LiverwortsRough-stalked Feather-mossBrachythecium rutabulum16/12/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsLateral CryphaeaCryphaea heteromalla16/12/2018
    MothsThe SycamoreAcronicta aceris23/09/2015
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana28/09/2020
    MothsCommon MarbleCelypha lacunana16/07/2016
    MothsMarch TubicDiurnea fagella22/03/2019
    MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella17/03/2021
    SawfliesSolomon's-seal SawflyPhymatocera aterrima05/07/2015
    Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis19/05/2020
    Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana21/07/2020
    Slugs & SnailsRiver SnailViviparus viviparus01/12/2020
    SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus01/09/2020
    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
    WildflowersWelted ThistleCarduus crispus16/07/2016
    WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra16/07/2016
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum16/07/2016
    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
    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
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis16/07/2016
    WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus10/03/2018
    WildflowersYellow Water-lilyNuphar lutea16/07/2016
    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
    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
    Total216301
    Wildflowers5767
    Birds2775
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1919
    Butterflies1525
    Flies1315
    Beetles1214
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1213
    Bees, Wasps, Ants89
    Hoverflies69
    Bugs67
    Mammals66
    Dragonflies and Damselflies58
    Moths55
    Lichens44
    Slugs & Snails36
    harvestman (Opiliones)22
    Springtails & Bristletails22
    Amphibians23
    Mosses & Liverworts22
    Spiders22
    insect - dragonfly (Odonata)22
    Ferns & Horsetails11
    insect - true bug (Hemiptera)11
    Craneflies, Gnats & Midges11
    Sawflies11
    Earwigs11
    Grasshoppers & Crickets11