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: 651

    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
    Salticus scenicus06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Sloe BugDolycoris baccarum05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    CuckooflowerCardamine pratensis05/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Cucumber Green Orb SpiderAraniella cucurbitina sensu lato04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Wild TeaselDipsacus fullonum04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Common SwiftKorscheltellus lupulina04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Swollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Cucumber Green Orb SpiderAraniella cucurbitina sensu lato04/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Marbled Orchard TortrixHedya nubiferana04/06/2019Mike 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 & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus03/08/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus18/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/05/2019
    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 curvator31/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes20/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera13/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum05/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius30/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum04/09/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum10/05/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris16/03/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis21/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa05/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa03/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae04/09/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media11/08/2016
    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