Marsh near Old Fosse, Sapcote

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 121

    Description

    This damp area is typified by short sedges and rushes. It runs along the edge of two fields with a footpath leading from the old Fosse road and following the edge of the site. The hedges bordering this area have a good variety of willows, including the uncommon White Welsh Willow, whilst the marsh conditions also offer the opportunity to encounter those insects that prefer these habitat conditions. It is only truely 'marshy' at the wettest times but walking can be difficult and boots or wellingtons are recommended.

     

    The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

    Latest records
    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Arion ater agg.16/07/2020Graham Calow
    BuzzardButeo buteo16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Cystiphora sonchi16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Coremacera marginata16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Phytomyza angelicae16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Jumping Plant LouseTrichochermes walkeri16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Buckthorn PigmyStigmella catharticella16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Buckthorn PigmyStigmella catharticella16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Erysiphe heraclei16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae16/07/2020Graham Calow
    False Fox-sedgeCarex otrubae16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Common Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica16/07/2020Graham Calow
    Lesser Water-parsnipBerula erecta16/07/2020Graham Calow
    BuckthornRhamnus cathartica16/07/2020Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsChrysis ignita22/06/2011
    BeetlesAnaspis frontalis16/05/2012
    BeetlesAplotarsus incanus27/05/2010
    BeetlesThistle Tortoise BeetleCassida rubiginosa16/05/2012
    BeetlesTortoise BeetleCassida vibex16/05/2012
    BeetlesCabbage Seed WeevilCeutorhynchus obstrictus16/05/2012
    BeetlesCabbage Stem WeevilCeutorhynchus pallidactylus24/04/2012
    BeetlesKidney-spot LadybirdChilocorus renipustulatus25/09/2009
    BeetlesCionus alauda24/04/2012
    BeetlesHorsetail Flea BeetleHippuriphila modeeri16/05/2012
    BeetlesPollen BeetleMeligethes aeneus16/05/2012
    BeetlesNedyus quadrimaculatus24/04/2012
    BeetlesNeocrepidodera transversa24/08/2012
    BeetlesParadromius linearis24/08/2012
    BeetlesPhilonthus splendens24/04/2012
    BeetlesPhilonthus varians24/04/2012
    BeetlesNettle WeevilPhyllobius pomaceus16/05/2012
    BeetlesStenus similis16/05/2012
    BeetlesTachinus rufipes24/04/2012
    BeetlesTachyporus obtusus24/04/2012
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo16/07/2020
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus28/02/2013
    BugsAnthocoris nemoralis16/05/2012
    BugsCapsus ater22/06/2011
    BugsCymus melanocephalus16/05/2012
    BugsJavesella pellucida16/05/2012
    BugsMarsh DamselbugNabis limbatus24/08/2012
    BugsOrthops basalis24/04/2012
    BugsJumping Plant LouseTrichochermes walkeri25/09/2009
    BugsTrioza urticae24/04/2012
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae16/07/2020
    ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae31/07/2009
    ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui31/07/2009
    CaddisfliesLimnephilus auricula16/05/2012
    CaddisfliesLimnephilus lunatus10/09/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesSt Mark's FlyBibio marci23/04/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesCystiphora sonchi16/07/2020
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula luna23/04/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula oleracea22/04/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula varipennis16/05/2012
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTricyphona immaculata24/04/2012
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon DarterSympetrum striolatum08/09/2008
    Ferns & HorsetailsMarsh HorsetailEquisetum palustre23/05/2007
    FliesChrysopilus cristatus11/06/2009
    FliesCoremacera marginata16/07/2020
    FliesEmpis livida21/06/2009
    FliesNorellisoma spinimanum04/10/2009
    FliesPalloptera quinquemaculata16/05/2012
    FliesPhytomyza angelicae16/07/2020
    FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria23/05/2009
    FungiErysiphe heraclei16/07/2020
    FungiMicrobotryum lychnidis-dioicae16/07/2020
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCreeping BentAgrostis stolonifera23/06/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMarsh FoxtailAlopecurus geniculatus11/06/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy SedgeCarex hirta07/05/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Fox-sedgeCarex otrubae23/05/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElymus repens11/07/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSharp-flowered RushJuncus acutiflorus30/06/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHard RushJuncus inflexus23/06/2006
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBlunt-flowered RushJuncus subnodulosus16/07/2020
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesItalian Rye-grassLolium multiflorum11/06/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua07/05/2008
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesRough Meadow-grassPoa trivialis11/06/2008
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLong Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus04/09/2009
    Grasshoppers & CricketsRoesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii10/09/2009
    Grasshoppers & CricketsSlender GroundhopperTetrix subulata24/04/2012
    HoverfliesEristalis nemorum04/09/2009
    HoverfliesHelophilus trivittatus04/09/2009
    HoverfliesPlatycheirus peltatus04/09/2009
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesPanorpa germanica16/05/2012
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesAlder FlySialis lutaria23/05/2009
    MothsCommon RollerAncylis badiana16/05/2012
    MothsSilver YAutographa gamma31/07/2009
    MothsWhite-headed DwarfElachista albifrontella16/05/2012
    MothsCocksfoot MothGlyphipterix simpliciella23/05/2009
    MothsThe SnoutHypena proboscidalis21/06/2009
    MothsBuckthorn PigmyStigmella catharticella16/07/2020
    MothsBlood-veinTimandra comae31/07/2009
    SawfliesPea Gall SawflyPontania viminalis04/10/2009
    SawfliesFigwort SawflyTenthredo scrophulariae25/09/2009
    Slugs & SnailsArion ater agg.16/07/2020
    Slugs & SnailsBrown-lipped SnailCepaea nemoralis23/04/2009
    Slugs & SnailsCommon Chrysalis SnailLauria cylindracea26/03/2010
    SpidersDictyna uncinata24/04/2012
    SpidersLarinioides cornutus16/05/2012
    SpidersMicrolinyphia pusilla24/04/2012
    StonefliesNemoura cinerea16/05/2012
    StonefliesNemurella pictetii24/04/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa06/03/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDogwoodCornus sanguinea01/11/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior06/04/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild PrivetLigustrum vulgare16/07/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBuckthornRhamnus cathartica16/07/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGrey WillowSalix cinerea subsp. cinerea15/10/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRusty WillowSalix cinerea subsp. oleifolia15/10/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersEastern Crack WillowSalix euxina11/07/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPurple WillowSalix purpurea16/07/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlmond WillowSalix triandra11/06/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSalix x fragilis15/04/2009
    WildflowersFool's ParsleyAethusa cynapium30/06/2008
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica16/07/2020
    WildflowersLesser Water-parsnipBerula erecta16/07/2020
    WildflowersHoary WillowherbEpilobium parviflorum12/07/2006
    WildflowersSquare-stalked WillowherbEpilobium tetragonum16/07/2020
    WildflowersDwarf SpurgeEuphorbia exigua16/07/2020
    WildflowersBlack BindweedFallopia convolvulus16/07/2020
    WildflowersCommon Hemp-nettleGaleopsis tetrahit27/08/2007
    WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum16/07/2020
    WildflowersBristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides14/08/2006
    WildflowersSquare-stalked St John's-wortHypericum tetrapterum08/09/2008
    WildflowersMany-seeded GoosefootLipandra polysperma16/07/2020
    WildflowersGypsywortLycopus europaeus16/07/2020
    WildflowersScarlet PimpernelLysimachia arvensis08/09/2008
    WildflowersWater MintMentha aquatica16/07/2020
    WildflowersCorn MintMentha arvensis16/07/2020
    WildflowersTufted Forget-me-notMyosotis laxa04/08/2008
    WildflowersPale PersicariaPersicaria lapathifolia16/07/2020
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris10/05/2006
    WildflowersBlack NightshadeSolanum nigrum08/09/2008
    WildflowersPerennial Sow-thistleSonchus arvensis16/07/2020
    WildflowersField PansyViola arvensis16/07/2020