Flood Relief Basin (A50), Glenfield

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 85

    Description

    This drainage feature provides damp grassland habitat for most of the year, with standing water at times after rain. The basin supports wetland plants such as Reedmace and Great Willowherb with drier grassland around the edges. It is accessible directly from the A50 and is adjacent to the Glenfield Wildflower Meadow.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Kentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana30/07/2018David Nicholls
    MoleTalpa europaea30/07/2018David Nicholls
    Long Winged Cone-headConocephalus fuscus30/07/2018David Nicholls
    Blue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea30/07/2018David Nicholls
    Xysticus cristatus30/07/2018David Nicholls
    Horse-head spiderStemonyphantes lineatus30/07/2018David Nicholls
    BulrushTypha latifolia14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Great WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Creeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans14/07/2018David Nicholls
    False Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Common RagwortSenecio jacobaea14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Cock's-footDactylis glomerata14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Ribwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata14/07/2018David Nicholls
    BittersweetSolanum dulcamara14/07/2018David Nicholls
    Getting There

    Parking is available on Groby Road next to Millenium Green. A pedestrian crossing across the A50 leads almost directly to the site.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum14/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmall Black AntLasius niger14/07/2018
    BeetlesBembidion lunulatum14/07/2018
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/07/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis14/07/2018
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis14/07/2018
    BeetlesPolydrusus formosus14/07/2018
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva14/07/2018
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus04/07/2018
    BugsBulrush BugChilacis typhae14/07/2018
    BugsGreen Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis14/07/2018
    BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus14/07/2018
    BugsSloe BugDolycoris baccarum14/07/2018
    BugsGrey Damsel BugHimacerus major14/07/2018
    BugsBlue ShieldbugZicrona caerulea30/07/2018
    ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus14/07/2018
    ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina14/07/2018
    ButterfliesLarge WhitePieris brassicae14/07/2018
    ButterfliesGatekeeperPyronia tithonus14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris14/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesEriothrix rufomaculata14/07/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy SedgeCarex hirta14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTufted Hair-grassDeschampsia cespitosa14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon CouchElytrigia repens14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/07/2018
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSoft-rushJuncus effusus14/07/2018