County Hall, Glenfield

    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 709


    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

    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.

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis04/10/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale15/10/2015
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus20/12/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre30/10/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus20/04/2016
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris22/10/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola31/05/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria cephalonea02/06/2015
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea01/06/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora14/08/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela06/06/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha20/04/2017
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria nervisequa27/06/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani08/06/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium16/06/2017
    MothsBrown Oak SlenderAcrocercops brongniardella21/08/2018
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi09/10/2015
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata02/06/2014
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata26/06/2014
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus12/04/2017
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata03/09/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea17/08/2017
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBrown HawkerAeshna grandis03/08/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta08/08/2014
    BeetlesGolden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens18/06/2015
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io13/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae23/04/2019
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    BeetlesHawthorn Jewel BeetleAgrilus sinuatus14/09/2016