Brookside Meadows, Glenfield
The site is mainly grassland with some areas of planted trees and is part of the flood plain running alongside the Rothley Brook. The Brook supports a good range of wetland species, including Banded Demoiselle damselflies. Kingfisher is an occasional sighting. The grassland contains some interesting species, such as Great Burnet, Meadow Buttercup and Great Willowherb.
Total species seen at this site: 80
This site is part of recently developed network of new public green spaces and pathways established as part of a commercial and residential development on land near to the M1/A46 junction. It includes a new bridge over the brook.
This site was established as a nature area in 2017 following the development of the adjacent commercial units. A new permissive cycleway now crosses the site with a bridge over Rothley Brook to connect to the footpath and cycle way running along the old Swannington railway line. There are also mown grass paths.
Thanks to Glenfield Parish Council for sponsoring the Brookside Meadows page.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Field Bindweed||Convolvulus arvensis||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Rosebay Willowherb||Chamerion angustifolium||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Hawthorn||Crataegus monogyna||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Blackthorn||Prunus spinosa||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Spear Thistle||Cirsium vulgare||15/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Daisy||Bellis perennis||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Dandelion agg.||Taraxacum officinale agg.||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Rabbit||Oryctolagus cuniculus||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Cleavers||Galium aparine||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Hawthorn||Crataegus monogyna||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Common Nettle||Urtica dioica||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Hedge Bindweed||Calystegia sepium||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Purple-loosestrife||Lythrum salicaria||13/07/2018||Roy Denney|
|Banded Demoiselle||Calopteryx splendens||06/07/2018||David Nicholls|
Pedestrian access to the site is from the footpath and cycle way on the old railway line to the north. Two further access points are located on Kirby Road and one on Mill Lane.