Bloody Oaks Quarry

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 270

    Description

    This small reserve (1.3 ha) is owned by the Leicestershire and Rutland Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The principal habitat is the species-rich limestone grassland, which is rare in the two counties. 

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Common MarbleCelypha lacunana07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Bee OrchidOphrys apifera07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Bladder CampionSilene vulgaris07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common MilkwortPolygala vulgaris07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common Rock-roseHelianthemum nummularium07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common BluePolyommatus icarus07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Common Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Fairy FlaxLinum catharticum07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Meadow Crane's-billGeranium pratense07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Garden Grass-veneerChrysoteuchia culmella07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Hook-streak Grass-veneerCrambus lathoniellus07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Meadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    White BryonyBryonia dioica07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Wild ThymeThymus polytrichus07/06/2018Andy's Rutland
    Managed By
    Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum02/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris02/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis02/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa24/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae01/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMelecta albifrons29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNomada ferruginata29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNomada flava29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsNomada leucophthalma29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMarsham's Nomad BeeNomada marshamella18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTwo-coloured Mason BeeOsmia bicolor29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBox-headed Blood-beeSphecodes monilicornis29/05/2016
    BeetlesAthous bicolor08/07/2016
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis29/05/2016
    BeetlesCantharis rustica29/05/2016
    BeetlesChrysolina sturmi06/05/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata18/04/2017
    BeetlesCryptocephalus aureolus29/05/2016
    BeetlesCryptocephalus moraei02/07/2015
    BeetlesOrchid BeetleDascillus cervinus07/06/2018
    BeetlesWelsh ChaferHoplia philanthus02/07/2015
    BeetlesLoricera pilicornis08/07/2016
    BeetlesCommon Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus02/07/2015