About Us

NatureSpot is a Leicestershire based registered charity (1138852), established in 2009 with the aim of promoting the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland and helping to increase public awareness of, and interest in, local biodiversity. It is entirely run by committed volunteers. Our aims are:

  1. To help the public to identify local wildlife and to learn about the natural environment

  2. To create, with public participation, an online showcase of the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland

  3. To encourage and facilitate wildlife recording

NatureSpot is a company limited by guarantee and has a Board of Trustees comprising local naturalists involved in wildlife conservation, biodiversity recording and local natural heritage. We are also supported by experts and professionals such as the County Recorders and officers of the Leicestershire and Rutland Environmental Records Centre (LRERC), Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

We are funded by grants and donations.

Record Data

The wildlife records submitted to NatureSpot are collected through a national recording system called Indicia and are held on a secure server at the Biological Records Centre based at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Every submitted record is carefully checked as part of a strict verification process that for difficult or unusual species involves local and national experts. All verified records are submitted to the LRERC, local and national recording schemes and eventually the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). Only the name of those submitting records is released with the datasets, other personal information is retained as confidential information by NatureSpot.

Contact

If you would like any further details about NatureSpot, please contact us at: info@naturespot.org.uk or write to:

NatureSpot

71 Church Lane

Ratby

Leicestershire

LE6 0JF