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
'Trees, Shrubs & Climbers' encompass all woody species. Whilst it is not a strict scientific term, Trees and Shrubs are often the subject of separate field guides.
'Wildflowers', 'Grasses, Sedges & Rushes', 'Ferns & Horsetails', 'Mosses' and 'Liverworts' can be found in separate species Galleries. Note that some families e.g. the Rose family (Rosaceae) and the Pea family (Fabaceae) have both woody and herbaceous species in them, so there are separate galleries for these families in 'Wildflowers'. Some low-growing plants (e.g. in the Heather family, Ericaceae) are actually dwarf shrubs and therefore included here; in some cases where we thought this may be confusing we have included them in the 'Wildflowers' gallery as well.