Scraptoft

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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.

Scraptoft parish lies to the north-west of Leicester and has the village of Scraptoft at its centre. It has a long history and was listed in the Domesday Book. Much of the village is a conservation area with several historic buildings, including Scraptoft Hall. The village is close to the built up edge of Thurnby in Leicester but has extensive, mainly arable, fields to the east. Several public footpaths cross these fields. A golf course lies to the north of the village.

Scraptoft Local Nature Reserve (LNR), on the Beeby Road to the north-east of Scraptoft village, was once a prisoner of war camp, but now contains scrub, a mature hedgerow, trees, a pond and a ditch known as Scraptoft Brook. There is only informal public access to the land. The LNR is managed by Leicester City Council.

The Scraptoft Neighbourhood Plan identifies five wildlife corridors in the parish.

Parish Update

Scraptoft has joined the verge biodiversity project and is working with NatureSpot and the County Council to improve the two verges on Scraptoft Rise, where it joins Scraptoft Lane. These verges will be left unmown during the summer and will be surveyed to identify the wildflowers found there. Read more on our Wild Place page for this site.

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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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 Scraptoft

Welcome to the Scraptoft 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 Scraptoft

We need more wildlife observations from around Scraptoft. 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.

 

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
AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris19/05/2018
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria16/03/2018
AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus31/07/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari12/11/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola08/04/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera10/07/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum08/06/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum24/06/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum11/04/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris08/04/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis31/07/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsPea GallCynips divisa12/11/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae08/04/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus07/06/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus12/11/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis30/07/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum11/10/2021
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis08/06/2014
BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus31/07/2014
BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis05/04/2014
BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa07/08/2014
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos12/06/2021
BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea17/05/2015
BirdsLittle OwlAthene noctua28/03/2017
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo24/07/2014
BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina26/06/2014
BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis16/06/2018
BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris30/03/2018
BirdsSiskinCarduelis spinus10/04/2018
BirdsJackdawColoeus monedula17/05/2015
BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone11/07/2014
BirdsRookCorvus frugilegus03/04/2016
BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus11/04/2015
BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major11/06/2018
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella28/03/2017
BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus17/03/2019
BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula30/03/2018
BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus30/07/2014
BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs26/06/2014
BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius31/07/2014
BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica24/07/2014
BirdsLesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus24/07/2014
BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus03/04/2016
BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba24/10/2021
BirdsWheatearOenanthe oenanthe18/04/2017
BirdsGrey PartridgePerdix perdix24/06/2018
BirdsCormorantPhalacrocorax carbo23/08/2016
BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus08/04/2018
BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita01/04/2017
BirdsMagpiePica pica11/07/2014
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis11/07/2014
BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula24/07/2014
BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea02/10/2014
BirdsCollared DoveStreptopelia decaocto30/03/2018
BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco11/06/2018
BirdsStarlingSturnus vulgaris31/07/2016
BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin31/07/2014
BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes26/06/2014
BirdsRedwingTurdus iliacus03/02/2015
BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula02/07/2014
BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos03/07/2014
BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris03/02/2015
BirdsMistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus22/03/2018
BugsWater MeasurerHydrometra stagnorum24/07/2014
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io09/04/2015
ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae09/04/2015
ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines14/05/2016
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus26/06/2014
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni09/04/2015
ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas30/07/2017
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina30/07/2017
ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus24/06/2018
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria05/08/2018
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus31/07/2016
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris10/07/2014
ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta31/07/2014
Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella31/07/2014
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum14/07/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula23/05/2021
FishThree-spined SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus10/06/2014
FungiField MushroomAgaricus campestris16/08/2014
FungiKing Alfred's CakesDaldinia concentrica20/04/2015
FungiClustered DomecapLyophyllum decastes22/09/2014
FungiDryad's SaddlePolyporus squamosus15/05/2017
FungiSycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum11/10/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis07/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius26/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata26/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWall BarleyHordeum murinum07/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCompact RushJuncus conglomeratus24/07/2014
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne07/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesField Wood-rushLuzula campestris24/07/2014
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis07/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia24/07/2014
Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus31/07/2014
LichensPhyscia tenella07/06/2021
MammalsHedgehogErinaceus europaeus27/10/2018
MammalsBrown HareLepus europaeus13/05/2015
MammalsField VoleMicrotus agrestis10/07/2014
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi07/05/2017
MammalsStoatMustela erminea14/05/2016
MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus15/07/2014
MammalsCommon PipistrellePipistrellus pipistrellus sensu lato15/03/2019
MammalsCommon ShrewSorex araneus23/06/2016
MammalsMoleTalpa europaea20/03/2015
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes23/07/2014
MothsStraw Grass-veneerAgriphila straminella15/07/2014
MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella11/10/2021
MothsInlaid Grass-veneerCrambus pascuella02/07/2014
MothsHummingbird Hawk-mothMacroglossum stellatarum21/08/2018
MothsCommon WainscotMythimna pallens23/07/2014
MothsChimney SweeperOdezia atrata08/06/2014
MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella11/10/2021
MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae14/07/2021
MothsPale Straw PearlUdea lutealis21/08/2014
MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae05/07/2018
Slugs & SnailsGreat Pond SnailLymnaea stagnalis31/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre24/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus24/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana24/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna24/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior30/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix04/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium30/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa09/04/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.09/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea09/04/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata30/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCommon LimeTilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea24/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWayfaring-treeViburnum lantana25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus05/08/2018
WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata04/07/2014
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris13/05/2018
WildflowersLesser BurdockArctium minus30/06/2014
WildflowersHorse-radishArmoracia rusticana05/08/2018
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis07/06/2021
WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium07/08/2014
WildflowersLarge BindweedCalystegia silvatica07/08/2014
WildflowersShepherd's-purseCapsella bursa-pastoris07/06/2021
WildflowersCornflowerCentaurea cyanus24/07/2014
WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra sensu lato (=nigra/debauxii)05/08/2018
WildflowersSticky Mouse-earCerastium glomeratum07/06/2021
WildflowersFat-henChenopodium album20/08/2014
WildflowersEnchanter's-nightshadeCircaea lutetiana24/07/2014
WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense04/07/2014
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare07/06/2021
WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis05/08/2018
WildflowersSmooth Hawk's-beardCrepis capillaris20/08/2014
WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii05/06/2017
WildflowersBlack BryonyDioscorea communis13/05/2018
WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum23/07/2014
WildflowersCanadian PondweedElodea canadensis24/07/2014
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum05/08/2018
WildflowersBroad-leaved WillowherbEpilobium montanum01/07/2014
WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria04/07/2014
WildflowersHedge BedstrawGalium album05/08/2018
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine07/06/2021
WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum31/07/2014
WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum24/06/2014
WildflowersMeadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense05/08/2018
WildflowersHedgerow Crane's-billGeranium pyrenaicum30/06/2014
WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum30/06/2014
WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum07/06/2021
WildflowersCorn MarigoldGlebionis segetum24/07/2014
WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea09/04/2015
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/07/2014
WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta22/04/2015
WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris07/06/2021
WildflowersField ScabiousKnautia arvensis05/08/2018
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album09/04/2015
WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum07/04/2015
WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis24/07/2014
WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus05/08/2018
WildflowersMusk-mallowMalva moschata05/08/2018
WildflowersScented MayweedMatricaria chamomilla26/06/2021
WildflowersPineappleweedMatricaria discoidea26/06/2021
WildflowersDog's MercuryMercurialis perennis14/04/2015
WildflowersWood-sorrelOxalis acetosella30/04/2015
WildflowersCommon PoppyPapaver rhoeas04/07/2014
WildflowersGreen AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens13/04/2015
WildflowersRedshankPersicaria maculosa30/06/2014
WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata05/08/2018
WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major05/08/2018
WildflowersKnotgrassPolygonum aviculare07/06/2021
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina24/07/2014
WildflowersTormentilPotentilla erecta24/06/2014
WildflowersBarren StrawberryPotentilla sterilis15/05/2015
WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris29/04/2018
WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris24/07/2014
WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris07/06/2021
WildflowersLesser SpearwortRanunculus flammula24/07/2014
WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens26/06/2021
WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius07/06/2021
WildflowersWood DockRumex sanguineus07/06/2021
WildflowersProcumbent PearlwortSagina procumbens07/06/2021
WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis24/07/2014
WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris07/06/2021
WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica30/04/2015
WildflowersPerennial Sow-thistleSonchus arvensis05/08/2018
WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper07/06/2021
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica24/07/2014
WildflowersLesser StitchwortStellaria graminea26/06/2021
WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.07/06/2021
WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis05/07/2015
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens04/07/2014
WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum30/06/2014
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica05/08/2018
WildflowersWall SpeedwellVeronica arvensis07/06/2021
WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys07/04/2015
WildflowersTufted VetchVicia cracca24/07/2014
WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa13/05/2015

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Total221382
Wildflowers80127
Birds4595
Bees, Wasps, Ants1945
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1833
Butterflies1218
Moths1012
Mammals1020
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges910
Fungi67
Dragonflies and Damselflies33
Amphibians36
Fish11
Slugs & Snails11
Bugs11
Beetles11
Grasshoppers & Crickets11
Lichens11