20 Acre Piece NR

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

    Getting There

    The site is located just off the A46 at Six Hills.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 114

    Description

    This 8 acre site at Six Hills is owned by the Duke of Somerset and is part of a large area of common land known as Burton Common. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was, until 2010, managed as a reserve by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. A public footpath runs through the middle of the site. It has a mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland - standing on poorly drained acid soil.

    Wildlife Highlights

    It is a good site for insects and also supports an interesting flora, with Purple Moor-grass, Heath Spotted-orchid and Narrow Buckler Fern all present. Warblers breed in the scrubby woodland, including Whitethroat and Blackcap.

     

    The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    TurkeytailTrametes versicolor27/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    Roe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    GoldcrestRegulus regulus03/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    SnowdropGalanthus nivalis03/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    Birch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus03/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    PheasantPhasianus colchicus03/03/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
    Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/05/2018Robert Carter
    Crab AppleMalus sylvestris13/05/2018Robert Carter
    Red CampionSilene dioica13/05/2018Robert Carter
    Dandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.13/05/2018Robert Carter
    Garlic MustardAlliaria petiolata13/05/2018Robert Carter
    BugleAjuga reptans13/05/2018Peter Smith
    Golden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens13/05/2018Peter Smith
    Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus23/05/2014David Nicholls
    Cock's-footDactylis glomerata23/05/2014David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum23/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum23/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum23/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGooden's Nomad BeeNomada goodeniana11/05/2012
    BeetlesGolden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens28/05/2010
    BeetlesArcharius pyrrhoceras11/05/2012
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis28/05/2010
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens11/05/2012
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans28/05/2010
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida11/05/2012
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata28/05/2010
    BeetlesWillow Flea BeetleCrepidodera aurata11/05/2012
    BeetlesEuophryum confine11/05/2012
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis23/05/2014
    BeetlesThick-legged Flower BeetleIschnomera cyanea28/05/2010
    BeetlesLeistus fulvibarbis28/05/2010
    BeetlesHawthorn Leaf BeetleLochmaea crataegi11/05/2012
    BeetlesLoricera pilicornis23/05/2014
    BeetlesCommon Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus28/05/2010
    BeetlesPhyllobius argentatus11/05/2012
    BeetlesCommon Leaf WeevilPhyllobius pyri11/05/2012
    BeetlesPolydrusus cervinus11/05/2012
    BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis28/05/2010
    BeetlesRhagonycha testacea28/05/2010
    BeetlesTemnocerus nanus11/05/2012
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo11/05/2012
    BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus03/03/2021
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis23/05/2014
    BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus03/03/2021
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla23/05/2014
    BugsRed-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata23/05/2014
    BugsClosterotomus fulvomaculatus28/05/2010
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus11/05/2012
    BugsHarpocera thoracica23/05/2014
    BugsFine Streaked BugkinMiris striatus28/05/2010
    BugsGorse ShieldbugPiezodorus lituratus11/05/2012
    BugsRhopalus subrufus11/05/2012
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines11/05/2012
    ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus23/05/2014
    Centipedes & MillipedesStriped MillipedeOmmatoiulus sabulosus23/05/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesSt Mark's FlyBibio marci11/05/2012
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesEpiphragma ocellare23/05/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesLimonia phragmitidis23/05/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula fascipennis23/05/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula luna28/05/2010
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella28/05/2010
    FliesMurky-legged Black LegionnaireBeris chalybata11/05/2012
    FliesEmpis tessellata23/05/2014
    FliesPolietes domitor11/05/2012
    FliesPsila fimetaria28/05/2010
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria28/05/2010
    FliesTachina fera28/05/2010
    FliesThricops semicinereus11/05/2012
    FungiBirch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus03/03/2021
    FungiTurkeytailTrametes versicolor27/03/2021
    FungiGreat Burnet RustXenodochus carbonarius11/05/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum11/05/2012
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata23/05/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus23/05/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHeath Wood-rushLuzula multiflora23/05/2014
    harvestman (Opiliones)Platybunus triangularis11/05/2012
    HoverfliesEpistrophe eligans28/05/2010
    HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax28/05/2010
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus28/05/2010
    HoverfliesLeucozona lucorum28/05/2010
    HoverfliesMyathropa florea28/05/2010
    HoverfliesPlatycheirus manicatus11/05/2012
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris11/05/2012
    HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii28/05/2010
    HoverfliesVolucella bombylans28/05/2010
    HoverfliesXylota segnis28/05/2010
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla28/05/2010
    MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/03/2021
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella11/05/2012
    MothsGrey Gorse PiercerCydia ulicetana28/05/2010
    MothsWhite Sallow BellEpinotia subocellana11/05/2012
    MothsCocksfoot MothGlyphipterix simpliciella28/05/2010
    MothsPlain GoldMicropterix calthella11/05/2012
    MothsLarge Long-hornNematopogon swammerdamella11/05/2012
    MothsSilver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata23/05/2014
    SawfliesAbia sericea28/05/2010
    SawfliesAllantus cingulatus23/05/2014
    SawfliesArge ustulata28/05/2010
    SawfliesTurnip SawflyAthalia rosae23/05/2014
    SawfliesHoplocampa sp.28/05/2010
    SawfliesTenthredo olivacea28/05/2010
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.23/05/2014
    Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus23/05/2014
    Slugs & SnailsWhite-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis23/05/2014
    Slugs & SnailsChestnut SlugDeroceras invadens23/05/2014
    Slugs & SnailsDiscus SnailDiscus rotundatus23/05/2014
    Slugs & SnailsTree SlugLehmannia marginata23/05/2014
    SpidersNeriene montana23/05/2014
    SpidersWalnut Orb WeaverNuctenea umbratica11/05/2012
    SpidersNursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis11/05/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula23/05/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/05/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur23/05/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGorseUlex europaeus23/05/2014
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria23/05/2014
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans23/05/2014
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata13/05/2018
    WildflowersCuckooflowerCardamine pratensis11/05/2012
    WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum11/05/2012
    WildflowersMarsh ThistleCirsium palustre23/05/2014
    WildflowersPink PurslaneClaytonia sibirica11/05/2012
    WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii23/05/2014
    WildflowersSnowdropGalanthus nivalis03/03/2021
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum13/05/2018
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis23/05/2014
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica13/05/2018
    WildflowersRagged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi23/05/2014
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper23/05/2014
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.13/05/2018