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Our Wild Places section describes some of the best places in Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55) to see wildlife. If you know of a good wildlife spot that we've missed out then get in touch and we will try to add it. We particularly like to feature sites that have had records and images submitted to NatureSpot through our Submit Records form so that we can illustrate the type of species that can be found there.
As a general rule we only feature sites that have public access and have prioritised those places that are managed with biodiversity in mind.
The species lists and image gallery for each Wild Place page are drawn from those submitted on our records form. This is done by matching up the grid reference of the record with the map we have drawn of site. Only records with a 6 figure grid reference are included, representing a 100 metre square, and part of this square must overlap the site boundary. Whilst this may mean that a few records included in the species lists may have been seen outside the site boundary, they are within 100 metres which we believe is reasonable.