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: 640


    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

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAcalitus stenaspis04/10/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale20/09/2017
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus20/12/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre21/03/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus30/04/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria campestricola31/05/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria cephalonea02/06/2015
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea01/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora14/08/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrochela13/07/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrorhyncha06/05/2016
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesRed Pustule GallAceria myriadeum22/10/2013
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria nervisequa27/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria pseudoplatani08/06/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium03/04/2017
    MothsBrown Oak SlenderAcrocercops brongniardella21/08/2018
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi15/08/2014
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata11/06/2014
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata27/05/2016
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus23/03/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata21/08/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea10/08/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBrown HawkerAeshna grandis03/08/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta08/08/2014
    BeetlesGolden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens18/06/2015
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io15/04/2015
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae01/05/2018
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    BeetlesHawthorn Jewel BeetleAgrilus sinuatus14/09/2016