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: 109

    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.


    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 villosoviridescens13/05/2018
    BeetlesArcharius pyrrhoceras11/05/2012
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis28/05/2010
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens11/05/2012
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans28/05/2010
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida11/05/2012
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata23/05/2014
    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 colchicus23/05/2014
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis23/05/2014
    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 stercoraria23/05/2014
    FliesTachina fera28/05/2010
    FliesThricops semicinereus11/05/2012
    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
    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
    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