St. Peters Churchyard

    Wildlife Highlights

    The churchyard to the south of the Church makes a positive contribution to the setting of the church with some parts never having been built on.  It contains a number of large, mature Horse Chestnut, Lime, Turkey Oak and Sycamore trees. Yew trees, typical of many churchyards are also present as well as an extensive carpet of ground flora, particularly in the spring when an impressive display of primroses comes into flower.

    Pellitory of the Wall, Wood Sedge and Deadly Nightshade have all been recorded previously - indicators of the churchyard's past and its long-established vegetation.

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 16

    Description

    The oldest building in the suburb of Belgrave, Leicester is St Peter’s church of which parts date back to the 12th century when the church was much smaller than the present building.

    The church has been closed for approximately five years, but the churchyard is open to members of the public and to enable access to the Garden of Remembrance created for the internment of ashes of local families who have a general connection with the parish of St Peters.

    Access is available at all reasonable times.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Grey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis18/05/2018Orientalis
    Agromyza flavipennis18/05/2018Peter Smith
    Phytomyza ranunculi02/05/2018Peter Smith
    Bitter Chocolate RustUromyces ficariae02/05/2018Peter Smith
    Lesser CelandineFicaria verna02/05/2018Peter Smith
    White-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis02/05/2018Peter Smith
    Greenhouse SlugAmbigolimax valentianus02/05/2018Peter Smith
    Fool's ParsleyAethusa cynapium16/09/2015Peter Smith
    Black NightshadeSolanum nigrum29/07/2015Peter Smith
    Contarinia tiliarum24/06/2015Peter Smith
    Wall LettuceMycelis muralis17/06/2015Peter Smith
    Yellow CorydalisPseudofumaria lutea17/06/2015Peter Smith
    PineappleweedMatricaria discoidea17/06/2015Peter Smith
    NuthatchSitta europaea24/03/2015Peter Smith
    Lesser CelandineFicaria verna24/03/2015Peter Smith

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsNuthatchSitta europaea24/03/2015
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAgromyza flavipennis18/05/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesContarinia tiliarum24/06/2015
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesPhytomyza ranunculi02/05/2018
    FungiBitter Chocolate RustUromyces ficariae02/05/2018
    MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis18/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsGreenhouse SlugAmbigolimax valentianus02/05/2018
    Slugs & SnailsWhite-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis02/05/2018
    WildflowersFool's ParsleyAethusa cynapium16/09/2015
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna24/03/2015
    WildflowersPineappleweedMatricaria discoidea17/06/2015
    WildflowersWall LettuceMycelis muralis17/06/2015
    WildflowersYellow CorydalisPseudofumaria lutea17/06/2015
    WildflowersBlack NightshadeSolanum nigrum29/07/2015
    WildflowersIvy-leaved SpeedwellVeronica hederifolia24/03/2015
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata24/03/2015