Blaby Cemetery

    Wildlife Highlights

    The old cemetery is an excellent site for invertebrates, such as hoverflies and moths. The meadow is dominated by False Oat-grass but also supports Lady's Bedstraw, Common Knapweed, Germander Speedwell and Meadow Vetchling.

    Managed By
    Blaby Parish Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 128


    This site, managed by Blaby Parish Council, includes the 'old cemetery', established in the later 19th century, which is managed as a nature area. The old cemetery is particularly good for wildlife due to its mix of meadow, trees and hedgerow.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    SoapwortSaponaria officinalis23/09/2018David Gould
    RobinErithacus rubecula04/03/2017Robert Carter
    Wood PigeonColumba palumbus04/03/2017Robert Carter
    RabbitOryctolagus cuniculus04/03/2017Robert Carter
    MagpiePica pica04/03/2017Robert Carter
    Common RagwortJacobaea vulgaris24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Common NettleUrtica dioica24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Creeping ThistleCirsium arvense24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Field Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Rosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Broad-leaved WillowherbEpilobium montanum24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Greater PlantainPlantago major24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Hoary WillowherbEpilobium parviflorum24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Lesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium24/06/2016David Nicholls
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus24/06/2016David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Algae, Bacteria, VirusNostoc commune24/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum24/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius24/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum24/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger24/06/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Red AntMyrmica rubra24/06/2016
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata24/06/2016
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata24/06/2016
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis24/06/2016
    BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis24/06/2016
    BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus04/03/2017
    BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone24/06/2016
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula04/03/2017
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs24/06/2016
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita24/06/2016
    BirdsMagpiePica pica24/06/2016
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis24/06/2016
    BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes24/06/2016
    BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni24/06/2016
    BugsDeraeocoris flavilinea24/06/2016
    BugsParent BugElasmucha grisea24/06/2016
    BugsCommon FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius24/06/2016
    ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus24/06/2016
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesChromatomyia atricornis24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesFace FlyMusca autumnalis24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria24/06/2016
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesUrophora stylata24/06/2016