Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Just to the west of Melton, it is reached from the A6006 in the village of Asfordby Hill.
Total species seen at this site: 176
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.
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Grizzled Skipper||Pyrgus malvae||18/05/2020||John Tinning|
|Green Hairstreak||Callophrys rubi||18/05/2020||John Tinning|
|Red Banded Sand Wasp||Ammophila sabulosa||18/05/2020||John Tinning|
|Dingy Skipper||Erynnis tages||14/05/2020||John Tinning|
|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|
|Cladonia rangiformis||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|