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    We are currently at peak cranefly. These useful resources will help you identify them. More...

    Dragonfly Atlas

    County Recorder Ian Merrill has updated our knowledge of the Odonata in Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55) with an updated version of the County Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas and Checklist,


    The Leicestershire & Rutland Swift Partnership needs further Swift sightings this year. Please help...

    Ferns for Fanatics

    Fern expert Geoffrey Hall discusses the ferns of Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55), describing the most commonly occurring species and how to identify them, rare ferns, and encourages us all to become pteridomaniacs:

    Video - Turnip Moth

    Video: The Turnip Moth - Agrotis segetum with Leicestershire moth expert Paul Palmer:



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    Large Red Damselfly

    Large Red Damselfly, Pyrrhosoma nymphula. Usually the earliest dragonfly or damselfly to appear and relatively easy to identify.

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