20 Acre Piece NR
It is a good site for insects and also supports an interesting flora, with Purple Moor-grass, Heath Spotted-orchid and Narrow Buckler Fern all present. Warblers breed in the scrubby woodland, including Whitethroat and Blackcap.
Total species seen at this site: 104
This 8 acre site at Six Hills is owned by the Duke of Somerset and is part of a large area of common land known as Burton Common. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and was, until 2010, managed as a reserve by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. A public footpath runs through the middle of the site. It has a mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland - standing on poorly drained acid soil.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Small Heath||Coenonympha pamphilus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Cock's-foot||Dactylis glomerata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Gorse||Ulex europaeus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Sweet Vernal-grass||Anthoxanthum odoratum||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Silver-ground Carpet||Xanthorhoe montanata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Yellow Dung Fly||Scathophaga stercoraria||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Yorkshire-fog||Holcus lanatus||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Prickly Sow-thistle||Sonchus asper||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Red-and-black Froghopper||Cercopis vulnerata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Ragged-Robin||Silene flos-cuculi||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Neriene montana||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Marsh Thistle||Cirsium palustre||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Lehmannia marginata||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Ground-elder||Aegopodium podagraria||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
|Epiphragma ocellare||23/05/2014||David Nicholls|
The site is located just off the A46 at Six Hills.