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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Waxy Willowherb Aphid

Waxy Willowherb Aphid (Aphis epilobiaria) - feeds on the shoot and flowers of Great Willowherb.

 

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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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