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

    Wild places

    Welcome to Wymeswold

    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.

    Recording Wildlife in Wymeswold

    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...

    Wild Places around Wymeswold

    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Firethorn Leaf MinerPhyllonorycter leucographella05/10/2018Steve Mathers
    BuzzardButeo buteo16/09/2018Steve Mathers
    Brimstone MothOpisthograptis luteolata15/08/2018Steve Mathers
    Common Grass-veneerAgriphila tristella15/08/2018Steve Mathers
    BuzzardButeo buteo15/08/2018Steve Mathers
    Willow BeautyPeribatodes rhomboidaria11/08/2018Steve Mathers
    Irish Yellow SlugLimacus maculatus30/07/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Poplar Hawk-mothLaothoe populi02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila elpenor02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Brimstone MothOpisthograptis luteolata02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Blood-veinTimandra comae02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Green CarpetColostygia pectinataria02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    White ErmineSpilosoma lubricipeda02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Buff ErmineSpilosoma lutea02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison
    Gold SpotPlusia festucae02/06/2018Lorraine Ellison

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo19/02/2009
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris07/05/2013
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria02/06/2009
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus06/04/2008
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria13/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum28/05/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius07/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum15/08/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris28/02/2008
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae30/08/2008
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media28/05/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Red AntMyrmica rubra09/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMyrmica ruginodis28/07/2007
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis23/10/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum23/10/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSabre WaspRhyssa persuasoria27/08/2007
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro18/10/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris07/05/2013
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata05/07/2009
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata23/10/2009
    BeetlesVaried Carpet BeetleAnthrenus verbasci29/03/2011
    BeetlesKidney-spot LadybirdChilocorus renipustulatus17/04/2007
    BeetlesChrysolina polita09/05/2009
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata20/03/2011
    BeetlesLesser Stag BeetleDorcus parallelipipedus26/06/2009
    BeetlesPine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus07/05/2010
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis19/07/2008
    BeetlesScarlet Lily BeetleLilioceris lilii09/09/2015
    BeetlesCommon CockchaferMelolontha melolontha26/05/2017
    BeetlesBlack Sexton BeetleNicrophorus humator26/05/2017

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Dragonflies and Damselflies17142
    Bees, Wasps, Ants1418
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1333
    Ferns & Horsetails37
    Flies, Gnats and Midges36
    Slugs & Snails33
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites22
    Centipedes & Millipedes11
    Grasshoppers & Crickets11
    Woodlice, Crustaceans11
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies12
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges11