Welcome to the Sutton Cheney NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to our knowledge of, the wildlife in our parish. Just click on the headers of these news stories to read more.
To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places link on the main menu and enter the parish name into the parish selection box to see species lists and images. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.
Total species seen in this parish:
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough 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 by NatureSpot have 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.
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.
The images and records below are all from the parish and have been submitted by the community.
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||24||36|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||14||28|
|Slugs & Snails||10||13|
|Ferns & Horsetails||8||12|
|Craneflies, Gnats & Midges||6||6|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||5||8|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||4||7|
|Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions||3||6|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||1||1|
|insect - hymenopteran||1||1|
|Mosses & Liverworts||1||1|