Stoneywell National Trust

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

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    Managed By
    The National Trust
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 123

    Description

    This delightful arts and crafts cottage is nestled into a Charnwood hillside amidst acid grassland and shrubs. There is also a large semi-natural oak woodland which is open to visitors.

    Wildlife Highlights

    The garden is semi-natural and has much wildlife interest. The bird feeders by the house and cafe attract Coal Tits and Nuthatches as well as a range of other species. The grassland contains a number of interesting floral species, including Pignut. Invertebrates abound and Stoneywell is one of the very few places in Leicestershire where the spectacular Ashy-grey Slug has been found.

    Status

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    Further Information
    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Agelena labyrinthica25/06/2020Uta Hamzaoui
    BatChiroptera18/06/2019Topicalcat
    Yellow-barred Long-hornNemophora degeerella13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Arion ater agg.13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Dusky SlugArion subfuscus13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Heath BedstrawGalium saxatile13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Striped MillipedeOmmatoiulus sabulosus13/06/2019David Nicholls
    PignutConopodium majus13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Platybunus triangularis13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Wood SageTeucrium scorodonia13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Wood-sorrelOxalis acetosella13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Minettia inusta13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Formica lemani13/06/2019David Nicholls
    Pine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus21/08/2018David Nicholls
    Alder TongueTaphrina alni21/08/2018David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    MothsSmall White WaveAsthena albulata08/06/2002
    BeetlesGreater Thorn-tipped Longhorn BeetlePogonocherus hispidulus11/02/2011
    MothsKnot GrassAcronicta rumicis11/05/2015
    MothsShuttle-shaped DartAgrotis puta11/05/2015
    MothsThe StreamerAnticlea derivata11/05/2015
    MothsPale TussockCalliteara pudibunda11/05/2015
    MothsWood-rush Case-bearerColeophora otidipennella11/05/2015
    MothsMarbled BrownDrymonia dodonaea11/05/2015
    MothsCommon Oak PurpleDyseriocrania subpurpurella11/05/2015
    MothsOrange FootmanEilema sororcula11/05/2015
    MothsBrindled PugEupithecia abbreviata11/05/2015
    MothsFoxglove PugEupithecia pulchellata11/05/2015
    MothsScalloped Hook-tipFalcaria lacertinaria11/05/2015
    MothsWaved UmberMenophra abruptaria11/05/2015
    MothsHeather GroundlingNeofaculta ericetella11/05/2015
    MothsLeast Black ArchesNola confusalis11/05/2015
    MothsPebble ProminentNotodonta ziczac11/05/2015
    MothsCommon QuakerOrthosia cerasi11/05/2015
    MothsSmall QuakerOrthosia cruda11/05/2015
    MothsHebrew CharacterOrthosia gothica11/05/2015
    MothsBrown Silver-linePetrophora chlorosata11/05/2015
    MothsLesser Swallow ProminentPheosia gnoma11/05/2015
    MothsAngle ShadesPhlogophora meticulosa11/05/2015
    MothsBarred UmberPlagodis pulveraria11/05/2015
    MothsCoxcomb ProminentPtilodon capucina11/05/2015
    MothsPurple ThornSelenia tetralunaria11/05/2015
    MothsEarly Tooth-stripedTrichopteryx carpinata11/05/2015
    MothsFlame CarpetXanthorhoe designata11/05/2015
    MothsDark-barred Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe ferrugata11/05/2015
    BeetlesRhagium mordax06/06/2015
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui06/06/2015
    FungiFly AgaricAmanita muscaria13/09/2015
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata23/04/2016
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGreat Wood-rushLuzula sylvatica23/04/2016
    WildflowersWood-sorrelOxalis acetosella23/04/2016
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus09/04/2017
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni09/04/2017
    LichensPsilolechia lucida09/04/2017
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta09/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera10/04/2017
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis10/04/2017
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHornbeamCarpinus betulus10/04/2017
    ReptilesSlowwormAnguis fragilis05/07/2017
    WildflowersGreater Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus pedunculatus05/07/2017
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca05/07/2017
    WildflowersBetonyStachys officinalis05/07/2017
    MothsAutumnal MothEpirrita autumnata28/10/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus22/03/2018
    BirdsJackdawCorvus monedula22/03/2018
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula22/03/2018
    BirdsGreat TitParus major22/03/2018
    BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis22/03/2018
    BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea22/03/2018
    BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula22/03/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsRedshank MossCeratodon purpureus22/03/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGorseUlex europaeus22/03/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWhite-tailed Bumble BeeBombus lucorum agg.26/04/2018
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita26/04/2018
    BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos26/04/2018
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata26/04/2018
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris26/04/2018
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna26/04/2018
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum26/04/2018
    WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium26/04/2018
    WildflowersGreater StitchwortStellaria holostea26/04/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana26/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria03/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva03/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum03/05/2018
    BeetlesAbax parallelepipedus03/05/2018
    BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis03/05/2018
    BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris03/05/2018
    BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus03/05/2018
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major03/05/2018
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris03/05/2018
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum03/05/2018
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/05/2018
    FliesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis agg.03/05/2018
    FungiBirch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus03/05/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum03/05/2018
    HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax03/05/2018
    LichensCladonia coniocraea03/05/2018
    LichensParmelia saxatilis03/05/2018
    MammalsWood MouseApodemus sylvaticus03/05/2018
    MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi03/05/2018
    Mosses & LiverwortsSwan's-neck Thyme-mossMnium hornum03/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsAsh-black SlugLimax cinereoniger03/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsLeopard SlugLimax maximus03/05/2018
    Springtails & BristletailsPogonognathellus longicornis03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHoneysuckleLonicera periclymenum03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur03/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRowanSorbus aucuparia03/05/2018
    WildflowersWavy Bitter-cressCardamine flexuosa03/05/2018
    WildflowersFoxgloveDigitalis purpurea03/05/2018
    WildflowersYellow PimpernelLysimachia nemorum03/05/2018
    WildflowersDog's MercuryMercurialis perennis03/05/2018
    WildflowersSheep's SorrelRumex acetosella03/05/2018
    WildflowersWood SageTeucrium scorodonia03/05/2018
    WildflowersBilberryVaccinium myrtillus03/05/2018
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Shiny WoodlouseOniscus asellus03/05/2018
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Rough WoodlousePorcellio scaber03/05/2018
    WildflowersGreen AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens11/05/2018
    WildflowersPink PurslaneClaytonia sibirica13/06/2018
    WildflowersHeath BedstrawGalium saxatile13/06/2018
    WildflowersTormentilPotentilla erecta13/06/2018
    FliesDexiosoma caninum07/07/2018
    MothsScarlet TigerCallimorpha dominula07/07/2018
    BeetlesPine LadybirdExochomus quadripustulatus21/08/2018
    BugsRhododendron LeafhopperGraphocephala fennahi21/08/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni21/08/2018
    harvestman (Opiliones)Paroligolophus agrestis21/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsFormica lemani13/06/2019
    Centipedes & MillipedesStriped MillipedeOmmatoiulus sabulosus13/06/2019
    FliesMinettia inusta13/06/2019
    harvestman (Opiliones)Platybunus triangularis13/06/2019
    MothsYellow-barred Long-hornNemophora degeerella13/06/2019
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.13/06/2019
    Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus13/06/2019
    WildflowersPignutConopodium majus13/06/2019
    terrestrial mammalBatChiroptera18/06/2019
    SpidersAgelena labyrinthica25/06/2020