Thurnby and Bushby

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Thurnby and Bushby are sister villages located to the east of Leicester and in Harborough District. The settlement has a long history and Thurnby church, now St Luke's, originates from around 1143.

Ectoedemia louisella

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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 Thurby & Bushby

Welcome to the Thurnby & Bushby 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 Thurnby & Bushby

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.

Light Crimson Underwing

Light Crimson Underwing

Not all moths are brown! This rare moth - the first, and so far only, Leicestershire record - was found in a Thurnby garden in 2019. When threatened it flashes its crimson underwings to startle its attacker and give it chance to escape.

Court Road verge

Thurby has joined the Leicestershire Verge Biodiversity project by taking on the management of an area of Court Road. The verge will be re-surveyed during 2021 to monitor changes from last year and to help decide the best management. Read more on the verge Wild Place page.

 

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 vulgaris18/06/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis09/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes09/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum14/07/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum21/03/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris11/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa08/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis09/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum09/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsGerman WaspVespula germanica09/08/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris08/08/2018
BeetlesVaried Carpet BeetleAnthrenus verbasci08/06/2021
BeetlesWasp BeetleClytus arietis23/06/2015
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata08/08/2018
BeetlesLesser Stag BeetleDorcus parallelipipedus15/09/2018
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis09/06/2021
Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata26/06/2020
BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus28/03/2017
BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa21/07/2018
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos29/04/2015
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo31/07/2016
BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis03/07/2014
BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris02/05/2015
BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus07/04/2015
BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone11/07/2014
BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus09/04/2015
BirdsHouse MartinDelichon urbicum25/07/2014
BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta22/02/2016
BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula07/04/2015
BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus29/04/2015
BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica31/07/2014
BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus21/06/2018
BirdsGreat TitParus major09/04/2015
BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus03/07/2014
BirdsMagpiePica pica07/04/2015
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis11/07/2014
BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis07/04/2015
BirdsRose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri03/12/2017
BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula22/02/2015
BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin31/07/2014
BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes31/07/2014
BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula07/04/2015
BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos03/07/2014
BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus23/08/2020
BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum08/06/2021
BugsDryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus09/06/2021
BugsWestern Conifer Seed BugLeptoglossus occidentalis01/10/2014
BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina09/08/2018
BugsPsyllopsis fraxini agg.08/08/2018
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io09/04/2015
ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae09/04/2015
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus24/06/2018
ButterfliesPurple HairstreakFavonius quercus09/07/2021
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni09/04/2015
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina20/07/2014
ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus27/06/2019
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria26/07/2014
ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae26/07/2014
ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi08/06/2021
ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae20/07/2014
ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album13/07/2018
ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus20/07/2014
ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus10/07/2014
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris28/06/2020
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTiger CraneflyNephrotoma flavescens26/06/2020
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula paludosa26/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesEmperor DragonflyAnax imperator23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens26/06/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesRed-eyed DamselflyErythromma najas23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesSmall Red-eyed DamselflyErythromma viridulum23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlue-tailed DamselflyIschnura elegans03/08/2015
Dragonflies and DamselfliesFour-spotted ChaserLibellula quadrimaculata23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula23/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum21/08/2016
FishThree-spined SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatus10/06/2014
FliesAmauromyza flavifrons27/11/2019
FliesBee FlyBombylius major09/04/2017
FliesEmpis livida24/06/2018
FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria08/06/2021
FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae31/12/2017
FungiCepBoletus edulis18/07/2014
FungiClustered ToughshankCollybia confluens20/08/2014
FungiCommon JellyspotDacrymyces stillatus02/12/2018
FungiVelvet ShankFlammulina velutipes03/12/2017
FungiThe DeceiverLaccaria laccata03/12/2017
FungiTawny FunnelLepista flaccida31/12/2017
FungiStump PuffballLycoperdon pyriforme27/11/2019
FungiClustered DomecapLyophyllum decastes22/09/2014
FungiSycamore TarspotRhytisma acerinum03/12/2017
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBlack-grassAlopecurus myosuroides03/07/2014
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBarren BromeAnisantha sterilis08/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius08/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata26/06/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElymus repens26/06/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne09/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense03/07/2014
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon ReedPhragmites australis02/08/2014
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis08/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis08/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia02/08/2014
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus08/08/2018
HoverfliesEupeodes luniger18/07/2015
HoverfliesNarcissus Bulb FlyMerodon equestris09/06/2021
HoverfliesMyathropa florea08/08/2018
HoverfliesPied HoverflyScaeva pyrastri05/07/2015
HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta14/07/2016
HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens26/06/2020
HoverfliesVolucella zonaria19/08/2015
LichensArthonia radiata27/11/2019
LichensLecidella elaeochroma02/12/2018
MammalsWood MouseApodemus sylvaticus23/04/2019
MammalsField VoleMicrotus agrestis02/08/2014
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi21/01/2022
MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/08/2014
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes23/07/2014
MothsTwenty-plume MothAlucita hexadactyla24/07/2014
MothsBeautiful PlumeAmblyptilia acanthadactyla22/12/2020
MothsOchreous PearlAnania crocealis20/07/2016
MothsDark Spruce Knot-hornAssara terebrella26/07/2014
MothsCentre-barred SallowAtethmia centrago09/09/2016
MothsSilver YAutographa gamma06/09/2015
MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella09/08/2018
MothsLight Crimson UnderwingCatocala promissa22/08/2019
MothsCommon MarbleCelypha lacunana19/08/2014
MothsPrivet TwistClepsis consimilana25/06/2014
MothsScalloped OakCrocallis elinguaria12/07/2014
MothsThe MulleinCucullia verbasci03/07/2015
MothsWhite-shouldered House-mothEndrosis sarcitrella25/08/2014
MothsLight Brown Apple MothEpiphyas postvittana02/05/2019
MothsBrown House-mothHofmannophila pseudospretella30/07/2014
MothsRiband WaveIdaea aversata20/08/2014
MothsHummingbird Hawk-mothMacroglossum stellatarum19/07/2016
MothsCommon WainscotMythimna pallens23/07/2014
MothsLarge Yellow UnderwingNoctua pronuba26/08/2014
MothsThe VapourerOrgyia antiqua13/08/2021
MothsDiamond-back MothPlutella xylostella20/07/2014
MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata19/06/2014
MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella03/12/2017
ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix helvetica22/07/2012
Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus02/05/2019
Slugs & SnailsWhite-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis26/06/2020
Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis08/06/2021
Slugs & SnailsGarden SnailCornu aspersum26/06/2020
Slugs & SnailsNetted SlugDeroceras reticulatum27/11/2019
Slugs & SnailsLeopard SlugLimax maximus31/12/2017
Slugs & SnailsStrawberry SnailTrochulus striolatus02/05/2019
SpidersDaddy Long-legs SpiderPholcus phalangioides21/05/2012
SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis26/06/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus08/08/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum09/08/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula09/08/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersMidland HawthornCrataegus laevigata25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPersian IvyHedera colchica08/08/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix03/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa09/04/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur09/08/2018
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.26/06/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGoat WillowSalix caprea09/04/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata03/07/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWayfaring-treeViburnum lantana25/06/2014
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus03/07/2014
WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata26/06/2020
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris26/06/2020
WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum30/04/2015
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis26/06/2020
WildflowersFlowering-rushButomus umbellatus26/06/2018
WildflowersMarsh-marigoldCaltha palustris29/04/2015
WildflowersLarge BindweedCalystegia silvatica26/06/2020
WildflowersHairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta03/07/2014
WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra sensu lato (=nigra/debauxii)22/07/2018
WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense04/07/2014
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare08/06/2021
WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii05/06/2017
WildflowersFoxgloveDigitalis purpurea26/06/2020
WildflowersBroad-leaved WillowherbEpilobium montanum01/07/2014
WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna07/04/2015
WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria04/07/2014
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine08/06/2021
WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum30/04/2015
WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum09/06/2021
WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea09/04/2015
WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta23/04/2015
WildflowersStinking IrisIris foetidissima02/12/2018
WildflowersPrickly LettuceLactuca serriola26/06/2020
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album09/04/2015
WildflowersNipplewortLapsana communis26/06/2020
WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare08/06/2021
WildflowersPurple-loosestrifeLythrum salicaria25/06/2014
WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina26/06/2020
WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis16/04/2015
WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica09/06/2021
WildflowersCommon PoppyPapaver rhoeas04/07/2014
WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca06/07/2014
WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata08/06/2021
WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major26/06/2020
WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans09/06/2021
WildflowersBarren StrawberryPotentilla sterilis15/05/2015
WildflowersSalad BurnetPoterium sanguisorba09/06/2021
WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris22/02/2015
WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens26/06/2020
WildflowersWild RadishRaphanus raphanistrum subsp. raphanistrum26/06/2020
WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus03/07/2014
WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius26/06/2020
WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris09/04/2015
WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica08/06/2021
WildflowersWhite CampionSilene latifolia08/06/2021
WildflowersBladder CampionSilene vulgaris29/04/2015
WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper26/06/2020
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica26/06/2020
WildflowersCommon ChickweedStellaria media07/04/2015
WildflowersWhite ComfreySymphytum orientale16/04/2015
WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.09/06/2021
WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense26/06/2020
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens26/06/2020
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica26/06/2020
WildflowersCommon Field-speedwellVeronica persica03/12/2017
WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana03/04/2014
WildflowersMistletoeViscum album10/07/2016

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Total227324
Wildflowers5784
Birds2638
Moths2325
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers2129
Butterflies1526
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1115
Fungi1013
Bees, Wasps, Ants1015
Dragonflies and Damselflies913
Hoverflies812
Slugs & Snails717
Bugs69
Beetles67
Mammals57
Flies44
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges22
Lichens22
Spiders22
Fish11
Amphibians12
Reptiles11