- Selected Wild Place = PINK
- Other Wild Places = RED
- Public Rights of Way = GREEN
- VC55 boundary = BLUE
Just to the west of Melton, it is reached from the A6006 in the village of Asfordby Hill.
Total species seen at this site: 174
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.
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Lesser Clover Leaf Weevil||Hypera nigrirostris||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Megalonotus antennatus||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Calathus melanocephalus||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Buzzard||Buteo buteo||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Red Kite||Milvus milvus||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Common Striped Woodlouse||Philoscia muscorum||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Dicyrtomina saundersi||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Ichneumon sarcitorius||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Loricera pilicornis||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Orchesella cincta||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Orchesella villosa||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Philonthus cognatus||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Philonthus varians||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Pogonognathellus longicornis||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|
|Strawberry Root Weevil||Sciaphilus asperatus||03/01/2020||AJ Cann|