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.
Thurnby and Bushby
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.
Total species seen in this parish:
Thanks to the following for supporting this page:
- Leicestershire County Council
- Thurnby & Bushby 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.
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.
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||21||29|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||11||15|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||10||15|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||9||13|
|Slugs & Snails||7||17|
|Craneflies, Gnats & Midges||2||2|