The park has a number of interesting habitats including meadow, woodland and lakes. There are numerous mature trees of many species and as expected lots of mown grass, however the park has numerous wilder areas. The lakes attract some water birds plus dragonflies and damselflies but have limited invertebrate life due to poor water quality. The meadow includes several interesting species including Pepper Saxifrage and lots of Pignut which supports a population of Chimney Sweeper moths.
Total species seen at this site: 58
The 168 acres of Braunstone Park are a reminder of Braunstone’s pastoral heritage with large areas of well-established open parkland, woodlands spinneys and meadows.
Numerous meandering paths enable visitors to stroll and enjoy the park's many delightful aspects. Two lakes on the southern boundary attract a wide variety of wildlife including migrating birds. Formal gardens include a WW2 memorial garden, a Walled Garden and Azalea Garden.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Bulrush||Typha latifolia||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Mute Swan||Cygnus olor||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Canada Goose||Branta canadensis||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Wood Pigeon||Columba palumbus||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Moorhen||Gallinula chloropus||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Mallard||Anas platyrhynchos||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Brown Hawker||Aeshna grandis||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Migrant Hawker||Aeshna mixta||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Banded Demoiselle||Calopteryx splendens||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Blue-tailed Damselfly||Ischnura elegans||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Common Blue Damselfly||Enallagma cyathigerum||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Common Pondskater||Gerris lacustris||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Water Hog-louse||Asellus aquaticus||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Wandering Pond Snail||Radix balthica||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
|Gudgeon||Gobio gobio||10/08/2017||David Nicholls|
From Hinckley Road (A50), approximately 2 miles from the city centre and near to Braunstone Leisure Centre.