Bob's Closs meadow is a species-rich wet grassland and is designated as a wild life site, situated behind Thringstone House Community Centre. The land is part and parcel of our Community Centre grounds which was bought by Charles Booth in the early 20th Centrury for the recreation of the residents of Thringstone and surrounding villages. Species rich grasslands are believed to be suffering the highest rate of decline of any habitat within leicestershire. The Closs is managed with advice from The Leicestershire and Rutland Wild Life Trust and worked on by volunteers. We are aiming to improve access around the site. The improved access will enable school parties and anyone interested in wild life to study this fast diminishing habitat at close quarters. The site has a public foot path running through it therefore is always open, You enter The Closs from Dury Lane off Thringstone Green.
Orchid Spotted June 2011
Orchid Spotted during site survey undertaken by Steve Woodward and Helen Ikin from The Loughborough Naturalists' Club 6th June 2011.
Download file for the full report. Many thanks Steve and Helen.
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Hay Raking Picnic
Our annual Hay Rake Picnic takes place in August, everyone is welcome to join in, bring a rake and a plate of food to share. children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Check out our Events page in July for times and futher information.