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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Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Alan Semper
Harby garden - 19 November 2015

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Most insects have disappeared by November but one possible late sighting is the Ivy Bee, Colletes hederae. Though not yet seen in Leicestershire or Rutland it has been moving northwards so a species to look out for on late-flowering Ivy. View the info sheet.

An otter was recently found dead inside a crayfish trap near to Leicester, unfortunately not a unique incident. All crayfish traps have to approved by the Environment Agency. If you find a trap without an EA tag, please call the free hotline 0800 80 70 60.

The latest Leicestershire Entomological Society newsletter is now available to view on the LES page. Also available is a report on the Dung Beetles of Priory Water by Frank Clark and Tony Cook.

The Leicestershire and Rutland Mammal Group is newly formed and aims to promote interest in local mammals and encourage more recording of these animals. To find out more visit the L&R Mammal Group page.

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