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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A previously rare insect, the Box Bug, has been found in Leicestershire for the first time by NatureSpot member, Mike Higgott. It is believed to be the most northerly record for this species. Historically very rare (and a Red Data Book species) it was known only from Box Hill in Surrey, where it only fed on Box trees, but it has since widened its diet and has been spreading northwards.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is asking people who feed birds in their gardens to be extra vigilant about cleaning their bird feeders after a severe case of Avian Pox was confirmed in Leicestershire... More...

A superb new guide to British and Irish slugs has just been published, full of images and drawings, with a key, species accounts and distribution maps. Highly recommended! Slugs of Britain and Ireland

A new introductory guide to the amphibians and reptiles of Leicestershire and Rutland has just been produced, including a list of all the species found in the two counties. Available on our Amphibian/Reptile resources page.

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Pantilius tunicatus

an easily recognised bug that is common in the autumn.

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