Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

    Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus seen in Leicestershire or Rutland to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes and help add to our scientific knowledge which helps conservation.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. If your wildlife sighting is not in Leicestershire and Rutland, please submit the record to the national iRecord website.

    You can now use the NatureSpot App to record in the field with your mobile phone.

    To submit a record and experience this site in full, you must register (free and quick!).

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    St Peters C.E. Primary Academy, Station Road, Market Bosworth. CV13 0NP.

    Venue: Small meeting room at Trinity Methodist Church, 60 Harborough Road LE2 4LA (behind Zeph's Cafe in East Car Park)

    St Peters C.E. Primary Academy, Station Road, Market Bosworth. CV13 0NP.

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    Ask NatureSpot 20.07.2020

    Online identification workshop in which we talk plants, fungi, flies and bugs:


    The Uncertain and the Rustic

    Leicestershire moth expert Paul Palmer shows how to identify The Uncertain (Hoplodrina octogenaria) and The Rustic Moth (Hoplodrina blanda), two confusion species which are difficult to separate 

    BSBI Maps

    Recently the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) produced species density maps for the British Isles. The maps show species per tetrad for the periods 1950-2019, and for 2000-June 2020. More...

    Reversing the decline of insects

    American biologist E.O. Wilson once said, "without insects the environment would collapse into chaos". More...

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    Our monthly chat about microscopy and identifications:

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