The wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland
All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species - see our Identification Difficulty page for more information. A coloured rating followed by an exclamation mark denotes that different ID difficulties apply to either males and females or to the larvae - see the species page for more detail.
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Many of the trees we encounter, even in some woodlands, have been planted so the source and even the species can be hugely varied. See our Recording Trees, Wildflowers & Grasses page for useful guidance on what to record.
Woodland Trust - Tree ID - a step by step illustrated guide.
Collins Tree Guide - a comprehensive guide though includes European species too.
If you know of other websites or books that you would recommend, do let us know: email@example.com
- glossy leaves, red-purple stems
- Sweet Briar
- thick arching stems
- leaf - underside
- tree in leaf
- mix of 1 & 2 styles
- flowers with two or three styles
- var. pleniflora