20 Acre Piece NR
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
The site is located just off the A46 at Six Hills.
Total species seen at this site: 109
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.
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Herb-Robert||Geranium robertianum||13/05/2018||Robert Carter|
|Crab Apple||Malus sylvestris||13/05/2018||Robert Carter|
|Red Campion||Silene dioica||13/05/2018||Robert Carter|
|Dandelion agg.||Taraxacum officinale agg.||13/05/2018||Robert Carter|
|Garlic Mustard||Alliaria petiolata||13/05/2018||Robert Carter|
|Bugle||Ajuga reptans||13/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn||Agapanthia villosoviridescens||13/05/2018||Peter Smith|
|Small Heath||Coenonympha pamphilus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Cock's-foot||Dactylis glomerata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Gorse||Ulex europaeus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Sweet Vernal-grass||Anthoxanthum odoratum||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Silver-ground Carpet||Xanthorhoe montanata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Yellow Dung Fly||Scathophaga stercoraria||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Yorkshire-fog||Holcus lanatus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Prickly Sow-thistle||Sonchus asper||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|