Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. Help To Record

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Emperor Dragonfly

The Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperatoris one of Europe's largest dragonflies. The male is easy to identify with its apple green thorax, bright blue abdomen and blue eyes. The female is mostly green and also has the apple green thorax. More 

If you go out into the countryside at the moment it's hard to avoid the army of soldier beetles - brightly coloured and patterned Coleoptera - clambering to the tops of stems (frequently for a spot of al fresco sex). Although eye-catching, many species are very similar and surprisingly difficult to identify, so make sure you have a copy of this new fully-illustrated free guide to Guide to British Soldier Beetles by Mark Gurney in your pocket. And once you've identified them, send us your records please.

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Recently the NatureSpot team met for an awayday at Holwell nature reserve where they found a rare cream-flowered form of Bush Vetch, Vicia sepium var. ochroleucaMore…. 

It seems odd to ask the question "Where have all the insects gone?" at the time of year when insects are most abundant, but a new report illustrates the worrying long term decine in insect numbers. More.... 

Tachinid Eggs

Occasionally records are submitted to NatureSpot which show insects parasitized by Tachinid flies

Road verges are a vital refuge for wildflowers driven out of farmland. In turn, wildflowers support birds, bees and other wildlife. Wild plant conservation charity Plantlife wants to see road verges managed better while remaining safe for motorists. Not only can this be done – it could save money for local councils too. Sign the petition now

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