Bloody Oaks Quarry

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 293

    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
    Yellow Meadow AntLasius flavus04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Lady's BedstrawGalium verum04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Hedge BedstrawGalium album04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Common KnapweedCentaurea nigra04/08/2018David Nicholls
    HornetVespa crabro04/08/2018David Nicholls
    GatekeeperPyronia tithonus04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Meadow BrownManiola jurtina04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Green-veined WhitePieris napi04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Tachina fera04/08/2018David Nicholls
    AgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria04/08/2018David Nicholls
    White-lipped SnailCepaea hortensis04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Bedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Bladder CampionSilene vulgaris04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Brown ArgusAricia agestis04/08/2018David Nicholls
    Carline ThistleCarlina vulgaris04/08/2018David Nicholls
    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 rupestris08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa24/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae16/06/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus04/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMelecta albifrons29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMarsham's Nomad BeeNomada marshamella18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTwo-coloured Mason BeeOsmia bicolor29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro04/08/2018
    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 bipustulatus29/05/2016
    BeetlesOedemera lurida08/07/2016
    BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis29/05/2016