Asfordby Hill

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

Getting There

Just to the west of Melton, it is reached from the A6006 in the village of Asfordby Hill.

Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 219

Description

This is an old industrial site, comprised of a sandy soil which is the result of the historic dumping of waste materials from the nearby steel works. It is a mosaic of wildflower-rich grassland and scrub.

Wildlife Highlights

This is a superb butterfly site and one of the few places in Leicestershire where you can see Grizzled and Dingy Skippers. It is also an interesting site for wildflowers and insects in general.

 

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.

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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Common KnapweedCentaurea nigra10/07/2021David Nicholls
Oxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare10/07/2021David Nicholls
Fairy FlaxLinum catharticum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Yellow Bird's-nestHypopitys monotropa10/07/2021David Nicholls
Yellow-wortBlackstonia perfoliata10/07/2021David Nicholls
Yellow Oat-grassTrisetum flavescens10/07/2021David Nicholls
Creeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wild ParsnipPastinaca sativa10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wild MignonetteReseda lutea10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wild MarjoramOriganum vulgare10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota10/07/2021David Nicholls
White StonecropSedum album10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wayfaring-treeViburnum lantana10/07/2021David Nicholls
Viper's BuglossEchium vulgare10/07/2021David Nicholls
Eccentric Grass SnailVallonia excentrica10/07/2021David Nicholls
Tor-grassBrachypodium pinnatum s.l.10/07/2021David Nicholls
Thyme-leaved SandwortArenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia10/07/2021David Nicholls
Taphrina populina10/07/2021David Nicholls
Common Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii10/07/2021David Nicholls
AgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria10/07/2021David Nicholls
Poplar Bent-wingPhyllocnistis unipunctella10/07/2021David Nicholls
Bedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae10/07/2021David Nicholls
Dog-roseRosa canina10/07/2021David Nicholls
Wrinkled SnailXeroplexa intersecta10/07/2021David Nicholls
Biting StonecropSedum acre10/07/2021David Nicholls
Blue FleabaneErigeron acer10/07/2021David Nicholls
Buck's-horn PlantainPlantago coronopus10/07/2021David Nicholls
Broad CenturianChloromyia formosa10/07/2021David Nicholls
Cladonia rangiformis10/07/2021David Nicholls
Common CentauryCentaurium erythraea10/07/2021David Nicholls
Common CudweedFilago vulgaris10/07/2021David Nicholls
Field MadderSherardia arvensis10/07/2021David Nicholls
Common Stork's-billErodium cicutarium10/07/2021David Nicholls
Common ToadflaxLinaria vulgaris10/07/2021David Nicholls
Garden Lady's-mantleAlchemilla mollis10/07/2021David Nicholls
Hoary RagwortJacobaea erucifolia10/07/2021David Nicholls
Hop TrefoilTrifolium campestre10/07/2021David Nicholls
Lady's BedstrawGalium verum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Garden SnailCornu aspersum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Kentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana10/07/2021David Nicholls
Large-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana10/07/2021David Nicholls
Mouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Peach-leaved BellflowerCampanula persicifolia10/07/2021David Nicholls
Perforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Pill MillipedeGlomeris marginata10/07/2021David Nicholls
Ploughman's SpikenardInula conyzae10/07/2021David Nicholls
Red BartsiaOdontites vernus10/07/2021David Nicholls
Scentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum10/07/2021David Nicholls
Shaded Broad-barScotopteryx chenopodiata10/07/2021David Nicholls
Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris10/07/2021David Nicholls

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed Banded Sand WaspAmmophila sabulosa18/05/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsSand Tailed Digger WaspCerceris arenaria07/08/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae10/07/2021
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed Legged Spider WaspEpisyron rufipes12/08/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsNegro AntFormica fusca28/06/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsFormica lemani28/06/2019
Bees, Wasps, AntsGymnomerus laevipes22/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsHedychrum niemelai07/08/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon sarcitorius03/01/2020
Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus23/04/2016
Bees, Wasps, AntsBee WolfPhilanthus triangulum06/08/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris04/06/2015
BeetlesCalathus melanocephalus03/01/2020
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata15/04/2015
BeetlesHister unicolor28/06/2019
BeetlesLesser Clover Leaf WeevilHypera nigrirostris03/01/2020
BeetlesLoricera pilicornis03/01/2020
BeetlesOedemera lurida04/06/2015
BeetlesPhilonthus cognatus03/01/2020
BeetlesPhilonthus varians03/01/2020
BeetlesStrawberry Root WeevilSciaphilus asperatus03/01/2020
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo23/04/2016
BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus03/01/2020
BugsCapsus ater28/06/2019
BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus04/06/2015
BugsCorizus hyoscyami07/09/2014
BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum10/07/2021
BugsAnt Damsel BugHimacerus mirmicoides03/01/2020
BugsBirch Catkin BugKleidocerys resedae03/01/2020
BugsMegalonotus antennatus03/01/2020
BugsPink Tansy AphidMetopeurum fuscoviride10/07/2021
BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina08/10/2015
BugsPemphigus bursarius28/06/2019
BugsPemphigus populinigrae agg.28/06/2019
BugsPeritrechus nubilus03/01/2020
BugsGorse ShieldbugPiezodorus lituratus07/09/2014
BugsRhopalus subrufus04/06/2015
BugsPied ShieldbugTritomegas bicolor15/04/2015
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io04/05/2015
ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae23/04/2016
ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines15/04/2015
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus28/06/2019
ButterfliesBrown ArgusAricia agestis11/06/2013
ButterfliesGreen HairstreakCallophrys rubi22/05/2016
ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus11/06/2013
ButterfliesDingy SkipperErynnis tages22/05/2016
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni04/05/2015
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina10/07/2021
ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus12/07/2014
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria23/07/2014
ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus01/06/2007
ButterfliesGrizzled SkipperPyrgus malvae18/05/2020
ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris10/07/2021
Centipedes & MillipedesPill MillipedeGlomeris marginata10/07/2021
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesBibio johannis23/04/2016
Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea23/07/2014
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum22/05/2016
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBlack-tailed SkimmerOrthetrum cancellatum28/06/2019
Dragonflies and DamselfliesWhite-legged DamselflyPlatycnemis pennipes23/07/2014
Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula04/05/2015
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum07/09/2014
Ferns & HorsetailsField HorsetailEquisetum arvense04/06/2015
FliesBee FlyBombylius major06/04/2015
FliesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa10/07/2021
FliesCelery flyEuleia heraclei22/05/2016
FliesPhytomyza conyzae10/07/2021
FungiRose RustPhragmidium mucronatum22/05/2016
FungiRust FungusPuccinia urticata04/06/2015
FungiTaphrina populina10/07/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera10/07/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTor-grassBrachypodium pinnatum s.l.28/06/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesWall BarleyHordeum murinum28/06/2019
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYellow Oat-grassTrisetum flavescens10/07/2021
Grasshoppers & CricketsCommon Field GrasshopperChorthippus brunneus07/09/2014
Grasshoppers & CricketsMeadow GrasshopperChorthippus parallelus07/09/2014
HoverfliesCheilosia albitarsis/ranunculi agg.04/06/2015
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus07/09/2014
HoverfliesEristalis arbustorum10/07/2021
HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax04/05/2015
HoverfliesCommon Drone FlyEristalis tenax08/10/2015
HoverfliesEupeodes luniger04/05/2015
HoverfliesMelangyna labiatarum22/05/2016
HoverfliesWhite-footed HoverflyPlatycheirus albimanus04/05/2015
HoverfliesPlatycheirus tarsalis04/05/2015
HoverfliesRhingia campestris07/09/2014
HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta04/05/2015
HoverfliesThick-legged HoverflySyritta pipiens04/05/2015
HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii08/10/2015
insect - true bug (Hemiptera)Drymus (Sylvadrymus) ryei03/01/2020
LichensCladonia rangiformis10/07/2021
MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus28/06/2019
MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis23/05/2019
Mosses & LiverwortsJuniper HaircapPolytrichum juniperinum08/08/2009
MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella08/09/2015
MothsPuss MothCerura vinula10/07/2021
MothsLatticed HeathChiasmia clathrata23/07/2014
MothsParsnip MothDepressaria radiella10/07/2021
MothsBurnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica25/06/2015
MothsMother ShiptonEuclidia mi04/06/2015
MothsPoplar Bent-wingPhyllocnistis unipunctella10/07/2021
MothsCommon Purple & GoldPyrausta purpuralis10/07/2021
MothsShaded Broad-barScotopteryx chenopodiata10/07/2021
MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae23/07/2014
SawfliesArge melanochra28/06/2019
SawfliesWheat Stem BorerCephus pygmeus28/06/2019
SawfliesCephus spinipes28/06/2019
Slugs & SnailsSmooth Glass SnailAegopinella nitidula28/06/2019
Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus28/06/2019
Slugs & SnailsGarden SnailCornu aspersum10/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsChestnut SlugDeroceras invadens28/06/2019
Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana10/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsParalaoma servilis10/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsStrawberry SnailTrochulus striolatus28/06/2019
Slugs & SnailsEccentric Grass SnailVallonia excentrica10/07/2021
Slugs & SnailsWrinkled SnailXeroplexa intersecta10/07/2021
SpidersGarden SpiderAraneus diadematus08/10/2015
SpidersBathyphantes gracilis03/01/2020
SpidersClubiona comta03/01/2020
SpidersClubiona terrestris03/01/2020
SpidersEro furcata03/01/2020
SpidersHeliophanus flavipes03/01/2020
SpidersMicaria micans sensu stricto03/01/2020
SpidersMicroneta viaria03/01/2020
SpidersPelecopsis parallela03/01/2020
Springtails & BristletailsDicyrtomina saundersi03/01/2020
Springtails & BristletailsOrchesella cincta03/01/2020
Springtails & BristletailsOrchesella villosa03/01/2020
Springtails & BristletailsPogonognathellus longicornis03/01/2020
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWall CotoneasterCotoneaster horizontalis08/10/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna04/06/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix08/10/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOrchard AppleMalus domestica25/06/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina10/07/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.08/10/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSnowberrySymphoricarpos albus08/10/2015
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWayfaring-treeViburnum lantana10/07/2021
WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium08/10/2015
WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria10/07/2021
WildflowersGarden Lady's-mantleAlchemilla mollis10/07/2021
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris04/06/2015
WildflowersKidney VetchAnthyllis vulneraria04/06/2015
WildflowersParsley-piertAphanes arvensis28/06/2019
WildflowersThyme-leaved SandwortArenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia10/07/2021
WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris28/06/2019
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis15/04/2015
WildflowersYellow-wortBlackstonia perfoliata10/07/2021
WildflowersPeach-leaved BellflowerCampanula persicifolia10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon CentauryCentaurium erythraea10/07/2021
WildflowersRed ValerianCentranthus ruber25/06/2015
WildflowersSnow-in-summerCerastium tomentosum28/06/2019
WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis23/07/2014
WildflowersCommon Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii28/06/2019
WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota28/06/2019
WildflowersDeptford PinkDianthus armeria10/07/2021
WildflowersViper's BuglossEchium vulgare10/07/2021
WildflowersBlue FleabaneErigeron acer10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon Stork's-billErodium cicutarium10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon CudweedFilago vulgaris28/06/2019
WildflowersWild StrawberryFragaria vesca23/04/2016
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine04/06/2015
WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum10/07/2021
WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum04/05/2015
WildflowersBloody Crane's-billGeranium sanguineum28/06/2019
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium04/06/2015
WildflowersPerforate St John's-wortHypericum perforatum10/07/2021
WildflowersYellow Bird's-nestHypopitys monotropa10/07/2021
WildflowersPloughman's SpikenardInula conyzae10/07/2021
WildflowersHoary RagwortJacobaea erucifolia10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris08/10/2015
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album23/04/2016
WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum23/04/2016
WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare04/06/2015
WildflowersCommon ToadflaxLinaria vulgaris28/06/2019
WildflowersFairy FlaxLinum catharticum28/06/2019
WildflowersCommon Bird's-foot-trefoilLotus corniculatus04/05/2015
WildflowersCommon MallowMalva sylvestris25/06/2015
WildflowersRibbed MelilotMelilotus officinalis08/10/2015
WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis28/06/2019
WildflowersCultivated Daffodil agg.Narcissus23/04/2016
WildflowersLove-in-a-mistNigella damascena25/06/2015
WildflowersRed BartsiaOdontites vernus10/07/2021
WildflowersSmall-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera cambrica10/07/2021
WildflowersLarge-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana10/07/2021
WildflowersWild MarjoramOriganum vulgare10/07/2021
WildflowersCommon PoppyPapaver rhoeas25/06/2015
WildflowersWild ParsnipPastinaca sativa28/06/2019
WildflowersMouse-ear-hawkweedPilosella officinarum28/06/2019
WildflowersBuck's-horn PlantainPlantago coronopus10/07/2021
WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris15/04/2015
WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris23/04/2016
WildflowersSelfhealPrunella vulgaris25/06/2015
WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris04/06/2015
WildflowersWild MignonetteReseda lutea28/06/2019
WildflowersWeldReseda luteola25/06/2015
WildflowersSoapwortSaponaria officinalis28/06/2019
WildflowersBiting StonecropSedum acre28/06/2019
WildflowersWhite StonecropSedum album28/06/2019
WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris23/04/2016
WildflowersField MadderSherardia arvensis28/06/2019
WildflowersWhite CampionSilene latifolia25/06/2015
WildflowersGreater StitchwortStellaria holostea04/06/2015
WildflowersTansyTanacetum vulgare08/10/2015
WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.23/04/2016
WildflowersHop TrefoilTrifolium campestre10/07/2021
WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense04/06/2015
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens04/06/2015
WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum10/07/2021
WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara23/04/2016
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica04/06/2015
WildflowersGreat MulleinVerbascum thapsus08/10/2015
WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis23/05/2019
Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Striped WoodlousePhiloscia muscorum03/01/2020