Welcome to the Wymeswold 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.
Wymeswold is situated at the northern boundary of Leicestershire, mid-way between the cities of Nottingham and Leicester, and lies within Charnwood District.
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: 456
We would like your help to record wildlife observations from around the parish. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, here is what to do. More...
NatureSpot parish editor and heritage warden, Lorraine Ellison, has written up a summary of her wildlife finds in and around Wymeswold during 2012. More...
To find out more about the featured Wild Places in and around the parish, including species lists and images, click within any of the blue boundaries on the map, then follow the link. You can also visit the Wild Places link on the main menu and enter the village name into the parish selection box. If you know of a local green space that you think should be added then contact NatureSpot.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Firethorn Leaf Miner||Phyllonorycter leucographella||05/10/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||16/09/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Brimstone Moth||Opisthograptis luteolata||15/08/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Common Grass-veneer||Agriphila tristella||15/08/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||15/08/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Willow Beauty||Peribatodes rhomboidaria||11/08/2018||Steve Mathers|
|Irish Yellow Slug||Limacus maculatus||30/07/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Poplar Hawk-moth||Laothoe populi||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Elephant Hawk-moth||Deilephila elpenor||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Brimstone Moth||Opisthograptis luteolata||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Blood-vein||Timandra comae||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Green Carpet||Colostygia pectinataria||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|White Ermine||Spilosoma lubricipeda||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Buff Ermine||Spilosoma lutea||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Gold Spot||Plusia festucae||02/06/2018||Lorraine Ellison|
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||17||142|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||14||18|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||13||33|
|Ferns & Horsetails||3||7|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||3||6|
|Slugs & Snails||3||3|
|Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites||2||2|
|Centipedes & Millipedes||1||1|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||1||1|
|Lacewings & Scorpionflies||1||2|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||1||1|