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.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 628

    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
    Cream-streaked LadybirdHarmonia quadripunctata18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Green ShieldbugPalomena prasina18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Bee FlyBombylius major18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Hairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    PeacockAglais io18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Speckled WoodPararge aegeria18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Green Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Nursery Web SpiderPisaura mirabilis18/04/2019Mike Higgott
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/08/2016
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria20/07/2017
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus03/08/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus14/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva09/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa11/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes18/04/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera17/07/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum16/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius15/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum27/10/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum10/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris22/04/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis01/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa05/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa19/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae10/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media31/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree WaspDolichovespula sylvestris03/11/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Spangle GallNeuroterus albipes24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum24/11/2017