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
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus03/08/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus18/10/2013
    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
    BeetlesAmara ovata19/05/2010
    BeetlesAnaspis fasciata02/06/2016
    BeetlesAnaspis maculata21/05/2019
    BeetlesAphodius contaminatus31/10/2014
    BeetlesAphodius fossor23/04/2015
    BeetlesAphodius prodromus16/02/2017
    BeetlesAphodius rufipes11/08/2017
    BeetlesApion frumentarium16/03/2016
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis07/06/2016
    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 ruficornis21/06/2016
    BeetlesHarpalus affinis07/08/2015
    BeetlesLagria hirta06/07/2015