The parish includes two villages, Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves, and lies just south of Loughborough in Charnwood Forest. The parish contains several notable wildlife areas, including Beacon Hill Country Park.

    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.

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    Total species seen in this parish: 921

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    Welcome to Woodhouse

    Welcome to the Woodhouse 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.

    Recording Wildlife in Woodhouse

    We would like more wildlife observations from around 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.

    Parish Update

    A Bioblitz in Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves in June 2013 recorded 636 species over a 24 hour period. All the records collected by volunteers on the day were collated through NatureSpot. A full list of the species found can be viewed below:

    Woodhouse Bioblitz - Species List

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    BlackbirdTurdus merula07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Birch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Hoof FungusFomes fomentarius07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Scarlet CaterpillarclubCordyceps militaris07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Cypress-leaved Plait-mossHypnum cupressiforme07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Silpha atrata07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Wood SageTeucrium scorodonia07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Hairy Curtain CrustStereum hirsutum07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Rough-stalked Feather-mossBrachythecium rutabulum07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Melanelixia fuliginosa subsp. fuliginosa07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Common Greenshield LichenFlavoparmelia caperata07/12/2019David Nicholls
    Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa21/11/2019egaten
    JayGarrulus glandarius21/11/2019egaten
    PheasantPhasianus colchicus21/11/2019egaten
    Scarce UmberAgriopis aurantiaria20/11/2019Saharima Roenisch

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusKlebsormidium crenulatum22/02/2017
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.14/03/2019
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo15/06/2013
    AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus13/06/2017
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris15/06/2013
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria28/02/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix20/11/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari22/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAnoplius nigerrimus15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera01/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGarden BumblebeeBombus hortorum09/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius09/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum09/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis09/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNegro AntFormica fusca02/04/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFormica lemani08/04/1974
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger15/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed Mason BeeOsmia bicornis08/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro12/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris04/10/2016

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers68253
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges54110
    Mosses & Liverworts2962
    Bees, Wasps, Ants2485
    Slugs & Snails2340
    Flies, Gnats and Midges1425
    Ferns & Horsetails1338
    Dragonflies and Damselflies923
    Centipedes & Millipedes711
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions55
    Woodlice, Crustaceans520
    harvestmen (Opiliones)33
    Grasshoppers & Crickets33
    Algae, Bacteria, Virus23
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies24
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