Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 104

    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 and a few 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.

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    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
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale23/08/2018
    BugsBishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum13/09/2018
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus30/07/2018
    BugsParent BugElasmucha grisea30/07/2018
    BugsBox BugGonocerus acuteangulatus23/08/2018
    BugsLiocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018
    BugsMocydia crocea23/08/2018
    BugsNotostira elongata13/09/2018
    BugsGreen ShieldbugPalomena prasina13/09/2018
    BugsSpiked ShieldbugPicromerus bidens13/09/2018
    BugsPlagiognathus arbustorum30/07/2018
    ButterfliesPeacockAglais io14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae04/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea09/07/2018
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi14/07/2018
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus27/07/2017
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris14/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesEriothrix rufomaculata14/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui30/07/2018
    FungiPuccinia poarum13/09/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni23/08/2018
    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 albomarginatus23/08/2018