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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Essential maintenance work is taking place on the BRC server between 17.00 on Friday 30th January and 18.00 on Saturday 31st January. Parts of the NatureSpot website will not be available during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

2014 was another record year for wildlife recording on NatureSpot. A total of 14,624 records were submitted covering 2,471 different species! Thank you to all of you who contributed records during the year. Visit our 2014 Top 20 page to see who recorded the most and which species and groups topped the league.

The latest LES newsletter is now available. Read about recent insect discoveries in Leicestershire plus how to find the European Chinchbug (see image) in winter. Read or download from the LES page.

Amazingly there are 236 tetrads (2km squares) in Leicestershire and Rutland without any NatureSpot records. We are therefore asking our members to ‘adopt’ an unrecorded tetrad during 2015 and to record as many species as possible from their chosen area – even common species such as Daisy and Hawthorn.  In this way we can begin to map the distribution of species across the two counties. Adopt a tetrad

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Lecidella elaeochroma

common on smooth barked trees

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