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.
Mustelidae - Weasel family
Mustelids (from the Latin mustela, weasel), are commonly referred to as the weasel family, and are a family of carnivorous mammals. The Mustelidae are a diverse family and the largest in the order Carnivora.
Cervidae - Deer
Leporidae - Rabbits & Hares
Canidae - Dog family
Erinaceidae - Hedgehogs
Sciuridae - Squirrels
Talpidae - Moles
Muridae - Mice & Rats
Cricetidae - Voles
Soricidae - Shrews
Vespertilionidae - Common bats
- Bat Conservation Trust - What Bat Is That?
- Bat Conservation Trust - About Bats
- Video: An Introduction to Bats - Nathalie Cossa