Watersmeet Meadow

    Wildlife Highlights

    Not seen for some time but water voles and white clawed crayfish were present. Otters have passed through and jays are nesting nearby

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 12

    Latest News

    Tawny Owl boxes are being installed and in the neighbouring sports ground sparrow, house martin and bat boxes have been fitted

    Description

    This wildlife corridor follows Rothley Brook going towards Anstey. A stream joins it beside the sports ground and the land between has been planted with some specie shrubs. It has mown paths. The  east side of the stream and brook has also been planted with some wild flowers and specie shrubs. The watercourse is treed and wildlife rich but has an open aspect with farmland to the west and the sports fields to the east. A path through it continues along the brook side beyond the parish and  under the A46 towards Anstey or you can exit onto Gynsill Lane where, looking across the road into the field, there is the most remarkable old oak tree.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    JayGarrulus glandarius13/07/2018Roy Denney
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus08/07/2018Roy Denney
    Canada GooseBranta canadensis01/06/2018Roy Denney
    Large Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    Rhingia campestris24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    Noon FlyMesembrina meridiana24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    Rhagio scolopaceus24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    Wood AvensGeum urbanum24/05/2018Mike Higgott
    JayGarrulus glandarius16/05/2018Roy Denney
    Little EgretEgretta garzetta12/05/2018Roy Denney
    Banded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens21/06/2017Roy Denney
    BuzzardButeo buteo29/02/2012David Nicholls
    Further Information

    A public right of way leaves the A50 facing the Shell Station and follows a stream through mature woodlands until it enters land owned by the Parish Council.

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsCanada GooseBranta canadensis01/06/2018
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo29/02/2012
    BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta12/05/2018
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus08/07/2018
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius13/07/2018
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBanded DemoiselleCalopteryx splendens21/06/2017
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula24/05/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesNoon FlyMesembrina meridiana24/05/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesRhagio scolopaceus24/05/2018
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris24/05/2018
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum24/05/2018
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea24/05/2018