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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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Graham Calow
Sapcote garden1 - 21 July 2014

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The Big Butterfly Count is underway!  Find out how you can join Sir David Attenborough in helping us to better understand and protect these wonderful creatures.  It's more than just counting butterflies, we are taking the pulse of nature.  The event runs from 19th July to 10th August.  Follow the link below to find out more.  http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

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.

The planning application to build 99 houses on the threatened Woodgate site near Burbage has been rejected, with one of the reasons given that it would result in the loss of ecological habitats. However an appeal by the developers is expected... More...

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Flying in July and August, easily recognised by the orange patches and both upper and lower wings.

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