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
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010
    BeetlesAmara ovata19/05/2010
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesChrysopa perla19/05/2010
    MothsBordered MarbleEndothenia marginana19/05/2010
    BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens01/09/2010
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea01/09/2010
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui01/09/2010
    HoverfliesThick-legged HoverflySyritta pipiens01/09/2010
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa22/03/2011
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris03/10/2011
    WildflowersCommon OracheAtriplex patula03/10/2011
    WildflowersFat-henChenopodium album03/10/2011
    WildflowersMany-seeded GoosefootChenopodium polyspermum03/10/2011
    WildflowersLarge-flowered Evening-primroseOenothera glazioviana03/10/2011
    WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum03/10/2011
    WildflowersCommon WhitlowgrassErophila verna29/02/2012
    MothsLittle GreyEudonia lacustrata22/07/2013
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesSnake-back SpiderSegestria senoculata10/09/2013
    MothsGreen Silver-linesPseudoips prasinana04/10/2013
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesPolyporivora ornata15/10/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna15/10/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra15/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus18/10/2013
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesPolyporivora picta18/10/2013
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi18/10/2013
    BirdsMagpiePica pica21/10/2013
    Slugs & SnailsLehmannia marginata21/10/2013
    Slugs & SnailsGarden SlugArion hortensis25/10/2013