There are 101 mammals found in the British Isles, including 17 bats and 22 cetacians. Eleven are introduced or naturalised species and four are feral. See the full list.

Leicestershire and Rutland Resources

A Leicestershire & Rutland Mammal Group was established in 2015. There is also a Bat Group and a Badger Group (see Links).

Useful Websites and Publications


British Mammal Society

Identifying mammals from gnawed nuts - Dormice, Wood Mice, Bank Voles and Grey Squirrels can be identified from the way Hazel nuts have been gnawed.



Mammals of Britain and Europe (Collins Field Guide) - useful book but covers European mammals as well as British species.

If you know of other websites or books that you would recommend, do let us know:

Recording Schemes

As with all records, any submissions you make to NatureSpot will be automatically forwarded to both local and national recording schemes.

Visit our County Recorders page to find out who is the CR in VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).