Beacon Hill Country Park

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 442

    Description

    At 248m, the summit of Beacon Hill Country Park is the 2nd highest in Leicestershire and boasts panoramic views across the county and beyond. The park covers 135 hectares and includes woodland, heathland, grassland, and wildflower meadows.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Yellow BrainTremella mesenterica16/12/2018Peter Smith
    Fly AgaricAmanita muscaria18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Noon FlyMesembrina meridiana18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    HornetVespa crabro18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Painted LadyVanessa cardui18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Small CopperLycaena phlaeas18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis18/10/2018Saharima Roenisch
    Birch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus12/10/2018Robert Carter
    TreecreeperCerthia familiaris25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    House MartinDelichon urbicum25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    Pied WagtailMotacilla alba25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    Great TitParus major25/08/2018Craig Mabbett
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusKlebsormidium crenulatum22/02/2017
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusTrentepohlia sp.25/03/2017
    AmphibiansPalmate NewtLissotriton helveticus13/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix16/02/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola25/12/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum04/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum04/10/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris23/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis25/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum16/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro12/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon WaspVespula vulgaris04/10/2016
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis pellucida14/06/2013
    BeetlesCantharis rufa14/06/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata16/08/2018
    BeetlesFalse LadybirdEndomychus coccineus04/05/2017
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis15/04/2017
    BeetlesLeistus spinibarbis15/06/2013
    BeetlesCommon CockchaferMelolontha melolontha14/06/2013
    BeetlesNebria brevicollis14/06/2013
    BeetlesPodabrus alpinus14/06/2013
    BeetlesTwo-banded Longhorn BeetleRhagium bifasciatum04/05/2017
    BeetlesRhagonycha lignosa14/06/2013
    BeetlesRutpela maculata18/06/2018