Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 64

    Description

    This large field is managed mainly as a wildflower meadow, with an annual mow and the removal of the cuttings as is good practice. A number of tree/scrub areas have been planted, including some non-native species, to diversify the habitat and provide additional interest. A scrape in the north-east corner provides a damper habitat, though it doesn't hold water all year round. Just outside the entrance gate and alongside the A50 is an urban drainage pond that also provides interesting wetland habitat.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Hedge MustardSisymbrium officinale14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Prickly LettuceLactuca serriola14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Meadow BrownManiola jurtina14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Bristly OxtongueHelminthotheca echioides14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Common RagwortSenecio jacobaea14/07/2018David Nicholls
    False Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Curled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Broad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/07/2018David Nicholls
    HogweedHeracleum sphondylium14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Rosebay WillowherbChamerion angustifolium14/07/2018David Nicholls
    SelfhealPrunella vulgaris14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Common NettleUrtica dioica14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Common SorrelRumex acetosa14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Getting There

    There is a small pull-in by the access gate on the A50. Easier parking is had alongside the Millennium Green site on the opposite side of the A50. A pedestrian crossing allows safe access across the A50.

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus04/07/2018
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae04/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus04/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea09/07/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi04/07/2018
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus27/07/2017
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris14/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesEriothrix rufomaculata14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSweet Vernal-grassAnthoxanthum odoratum14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense14/07/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsLesser Marsh GrasshopperChorthippus albomarginatus14/07/2018
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/07/2018
    MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae14/07/2018
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae04/07/2018
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesMitopus morio14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersButterfly-bushBuddleja davidii14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHazelCorylus avellana14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSpindleEuonymus europaeus13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBeechFagus sylvatica13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild CherryPrunus avium13/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa13/07/2018