County Hall, Glenfield

    Wildlife Highlights

    The mown grassland areas and specimen trees around the buildings support a number interesting fungi. Several old hedgerows also run through and around the site. A semi-natural area behind the new all-weather sports area is particularly good for insects and is the area where many of the records on this page are from.

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 674

    Description

    This is a private site comprising the offices and grounds of Leicestershire County Council including a belt of mature woodlands between the site and the Gynsils. Though we usually only include sites with public access, we have included it partly because over 2,500 staff have access to the area and the many visitors see parts of it and also because the grounds include areas of notable wildlife interest including the County Hall Oak Local Wildlife Site

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Painted LadyVanessa cardui31/07/2019sue
    Melampsora caprearum31/07/2019sue
    Golden-brown TubicCrassa unitella31/07/2019sue
    Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Golden-brown TubicCrassa unitella23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Volucella inanis23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Heterotoma planicornis23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    SelfhealPrunella vulgaris23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    MugwortArtemisia vulgaris23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Large BindweedCalystegia silvatica23/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Marmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus23/07/2019Mike Higgott

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/08/2016
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria27/10/2017
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus25/10/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus14/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva09/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa07/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator31/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes19/03/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera12/10/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum17/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius17/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum01/09/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum03/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris16/03/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis23/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa13/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa24/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae06/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media08/09/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree WaspDolichovespula sylvestris03/11/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHalictus rubicundus26/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010