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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Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society, St Peters C.E. Primary Academy, Station Road, Market Bosworth. CV13 0NP.

Market Bosworth & District Natural History Society, St Peters C.E. Primary Academy, Station Road, Market Bosworth. CV13 0NP.

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NatureSpot User Survey Results

Last month we asked you to help us with a short user survey. We are very grateful to the 332 people who took the time to do this. What is clear from the results is that there is much love for NatureSpot, with people from all over the world commenting how much they appreciate the site. Thank you for your input! You can read the full survey results here. 


Website Upgrade

We hope everyone is enjoying the new NatureSpot website. It's certainly faster than the previous version and it's much better on mobiles.  We still have a few known issues to fix and we've had a few comments and questions via Twitter and Facebook but it would be very helpful to get your feedback on the new site - how is it working for you? Please give us your feedback.


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NatureSpot Upgraded

The NatureSpot website has been upgraded and given a modest make-over. Most of the functionality is the same as before but there will inevitably be a few teething problems to sort out. If you have any difficulty with the site or find any problems then please let us know.

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Beautiful Demoiselle

NatureSpot is for recording the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland - all of it, including the mundane. In spite of that it's hard not to get excited when something new or unusual comes along. More....

On the wing now: the Emperor Dragonfly

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 

A Guide to British Soldier Beetles

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.

Tick Awareness Month

May is officially “Tick Awareness Month” in the UK. We should all be more aware of ticks, but “Tick Awareness Month” is actually a marketing campaign by a pharmaceutical company which is concerned with killing them. At NatureSpot, our interests are rather different. More… 


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