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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I'm sitting at the computer entering records of observations into NatureSpot. An annoying little fly is flying around and keeps landing on the screen. I take a closer look at it. More...

Harvestmen guide

There are some 30 different species of harvestmen (Opiliones) in the UK. Read more...

Urban Buzz Leicester

Buglife has launched their Urban Buzz Leicester project. More...


Ever since I twigged it was Autumn there's a particular photo I've been wanting to take - autumn colours reflecting in the pools up at Dimminsdale. More...

Grey Wagtail

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has large number of excellent bird identification videos on its website, so if you're struggling to know if you've just seen a Linnet or a Twite, or you've got your Godwits in a twist, this is what you need. 



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Annual Mercury

Unlike the much more common Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis), Annual Mercury (Mercurialis annua) is a recent arrival in VC55.


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Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba - has returned to its winter habitat of car parks - listen out for large roosts in city centres. 


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