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


    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
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus25/10/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus14/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator31/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHalictus rubicundus26/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNeuroterus saliens24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNomada flava26/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsPimpla rufipes15/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSapyga quinquepunctata24/05/2019
    BeetlesAmara ovata19/05/2010
    BeetlesAnaspis fasciata02/06/2016
    BeetlesAnaspis maculata21/05/2019
    BeetlesAphodius contaminatus20/09/2016
    BeetlesAphodius fossor23/04/2015
    BeetlesAphodius prodromus16/02/2017
    BeetlesAphodius rufipes11/08/2017
    BeetlesApion frumentarium04/12/2015
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis27/05/2016
    BeetlesCantharis decipiens12/05/2016
    BeetlesCantharis livida16/06/2015
    BeetlesCantharis nigricans08/06/2016
    BeetlesCantharis rustica10/06/2016
    BeetlesCryptocephalus pusillus26/09/2017
    BeetlesGastrophysa polygoni06/06/2014
    BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis31/05/2018
    BeetlesHarpalus affinis07/08/2015