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
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAcalitus stenaspis04/10/2018
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale13/09/2017
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus20/12/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre21/03/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus08/03/2017
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria campestricola31/05/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria cephalonea05/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesWalnut Leaf Gall MiteAceria erinea01/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora14/08/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrochela06/06/2016
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria macrorhyncha06/05/2016
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesRed Pustule GallAceria myriadeum23/05/2016
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria nervisequa27/06/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria pseudoplatani08/06/2018
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium03/04/2017
    MothsBrown Oak SlenderAcrocercops brongniardella21/08/2018
    MothsGrey DaggerAcronicta psi18/10/2013
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata02/06/2014
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata07/06/2017
    MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella04/05/2017
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus28/11/2013
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata03/09/2018
    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 io15/07/2015
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae02/05/2017
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae22/03/2011
    BeetlesHawthorn Jewel BeetleAgrilus sinuatus14/09/2016