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: 658


    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
    GatekeeperPyronia tithonus15/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Large WhitePieris brassicae15/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common RagwortSenecio jacobaea12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Pinalitus cervinus12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    GatekeeperPyronia tithonus12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common PlumeEmmelina monodactyla12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Harlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Nettle GroundbugHeterogaster urticae12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Plagiognathus arbustorum12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Liocoris tripustulatus12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Dark ArchesApamea monoglypha12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Grammoptera ruficornis06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata07/06/2017
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata12/05/2016
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata24/05/2019
    Beetles18-spot LadybirdMyrrha octodecimguttata19/08/2015
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata02/06/2014
    Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata18/08/2016
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata18/04/2019
    BeetlesAdonis' LadybirdHippodamia variegata09/07/2014
    BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni09/09/2015
    WildflowersAmerican Winter-cressBarbarea verna30/04/2018
    MothsApple Leaf MinerLyonetia clerkella28/11/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior21/03/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella23/05/2016
    MothsBarred Elm PigmyStigmella ulmivora28/11/2018
    MothsBarred Sycamore PigmyStigmella speciosa24/10/2018
    WildflowersBarren StrawberryPotentilla sterilis21/03/2016
    MothsBase-spotted PigmyStigmella basiguttella28/11/2018
    MothsBeautiful PlumeAmblyptilia acanthadactyla24/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae19/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesBee FlyBombylius major19/04/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica30/10/2018
    MothsBeech MidgetPhyllonorycter maestingella04/10/2018
    MothsBeech PigmyStigmella hemargyrella03/10/2018
    BugsBirch Catkin BugKleidocerys resedae10/07/2017
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus15/04/2015
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata03/09/2018
    MothsBlack-headed ConchCochylis atricapitana18/07/2017
    BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus21/03/2016
    BeetlesBlack Clock BeetlePterostichus madidus10/08/2015
    BugsBlack Kneed CapsidBlepharidopterus angulatus19/07/2018