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: 126

Description

This 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
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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
RingletAphantopus hyperantus27/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Meadow BrownManiola jurtina27/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Silver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata27/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Yellow IrisIris pseudacorus27/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Eupeodes27/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Silver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata06/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Silver YAutographa gamma06/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Ragged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi06/06/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Speckled WoodPararge aegeria29/05/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni29/05/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Green-veined WhitePieris napi29/05/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Small CopperLycaena phlaeas29/05/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum29/05/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
BlackcapSylvia atricapilla24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
DunnockPrunella modularis24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Orange TipAnthocharis cardamines24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
The FootballerHelophilus pendulus24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Tapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Common Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
Greater PeriwinkleVinca major24/04/2021hughes.s16@sky.com
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
GorseUlex europaeus23/05/2014David Nicholls
Sweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum23/05/2014David Nicholls
Silver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata23/05/2014David Nicholls
Yellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria23/05/2014David Nicholls
Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus23/05/2014David Nicholls
Prickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper23/05/2014David Nicholls
Red-and-black FroghopperCercopis vulnerata23/05/2014David Nicholls
Ragged-RobinSilene flos-cuculi23/05/2014David Nicholls
Neriene montana23/05/2014David Nicholls
Marsh ThistleCirsium palustre23/05/2014David Nicholls
Tree SlugLehmannia marginata23/05/2014David Nicholls
Ground-elderAegopodium podagraria23/05/2014David Nicholls
Epiphragma ocellare23/05/2014David Nicholls
Common Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii23/05/2014David Nicholls
BugleAjuga reptans23/05/2014David Nicholls

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum23/05/2014
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum24/04/2021
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 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 colchicus23/05/2014
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis23/05/2014
BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis24/04/2021
BirdsGoldcrestRegulus regulus03/03/2021
BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla24/04/2021
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
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus27/06/2021
ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus23/05/2014
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni29/05/2021
ButterfliesSmall CopperLycaena phlaeas29/05/2021
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina27/06/2021
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria29/05/2021
ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi29/05/2021
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
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum29/05/2021
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
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 lucorum11/05/2012
HoverfliesMyathropa florea28/05/2010
HoverfliesPlatycheirus manicatus11/05/2012
HoverfliesRhingia campestris11/05/2012
HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii28/05/2010
HoverfliesVolucella bombylans28/05/2010
HoverfliesXylota segnis28/05/2010
insect - true fly (Diptera)Eupeodes27/06/2021
Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla28/05/2010
MammalsRoe DeerCapreolus capreolus03/03/2021
MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella11/05/2012
MothsSilver YAutographa gamma06/06/2021
MothsGrey Gorse PiercerCydia ulicetana11/05/2012
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 montanata06/06/2021
SawfliesAbia sericea28/05/2010
SawfliesAllantus cingulatus23/05/2014
SawfliesArge ustulata28/05/2010
SawfliesTurnip SawflyAthalia rosae23/05/2014
SawfliesHoplocampa28/05/2010
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 reptans13/05/2018
WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata13/05/2018
WildflowersCuckooflowerCardamine pratensis23/05/2014
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
WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus27/06/2021
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
WildflowersGreater PeriwinkleVinca major24/04/2021