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

    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
    GatekeeperPyronia tithonus15/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Large WhitePieris brassicae15/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Common RagwortSenecio jacobaea12/07/2019Mike 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
    7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Dark ArchesApamea monoglypha12/07/2019Mike Higgott
    Grammoptera ruficornis06/06/2019Mike Higgott
    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
    Managed By
    Leicestershire County Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo31/08/2016
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria04/04/2018
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/01/2016
    Barklice & BookliceElipsocus hyalinus23/03/2018
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus28/10/2016
    Barklice & BookliceValenzuela flavidus18/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva14/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa07/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator31/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae30/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/11/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes20/04/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera06/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree BumblebeeBombus hypnorum19/06/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius12/08/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum06/08/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum07/06/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris11/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis01/05/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIvy BeeColletes hederae10/10/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa20/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa19/07/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae06/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMedian WaspDolichovespula media31/08/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTree WaspDolichovespula sylvestris03/11/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGelis areator agg.17/10/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHalictus rubicundus26/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon extensorius19/05/2010