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: 216

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus10/07/2021David Nicholls
    Meadow BrownManiola jurtina10/07/2021David Nicholls
    RingletAphantopus hyperantus10/07/2021David Nicholls
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae10/07/2021David Nicholls
    Common Purple & GoldPyrausta purpuralis10/07/2021David Nicholls
    Small-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera cambrica10/07/2021David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed Banded Sand WaspAmmophila sabulosa12/08/2015
    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
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina07/09/2014
    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 cardamines04/05/2015
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus10/07/2021
    ButterfliesBrown ArgusAricia agestis11/06/2013
    ButterfliesGreen HairstreakCallophrys rubi22/05/2016
    ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus10/07/2021
    ButterfliesDingy SkipperErynnis tages14/05/2020
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni04/05/2015
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina28/06/2019
    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 cyathigerum23/07/2014
    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 major23/04/2016
    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 agg.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 rangiformis03/01/2020
    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 & SnailsChestnut SlugDeroceras invadens28/06/2019
    Slugs & SnailsParalaoma servilis10/07/2021
    Slugs & SnailsStrawberry SnailTrochulus striolatus28/06/2019
    Slugs & SnailsWrinkled SnailXeroplexa intersecta28/06/2019
    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 fuchsii10/07/2021
    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 vulgaris10/07/2021
    WildflowersWild StrawberryFragaria vesca23/04/2016
    WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine15/04/2015
    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 catharticum10/07/2021
    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 officinarum10/07/2021
    WildflowersBuck's-horn PlantainPlantago coronopus10/07/2021
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris15/04/2015
    WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris15/04/2015
    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 arvensis23/05/2019
    WildflowersWhite CampionSilene latifolia25/06/2015
    WildflowersGreater StitchwortStellaria holostea04/06/2015
    WildflowersTansyTanacetum vulgare28/06/2019
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.15/04/2015
    WildflowersHop TrefoilTrifolium campestre28/06/2019
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense04/06/2015
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens08/10/2015
    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