Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. Help To Record

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The Locusts of Leicestershire?

Locust Blowfly

One thing Leicestershire has going for it is that plagues of locusts are rare! But if locusts ever do descend on us, the solution may already be here. Read more...

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Judging by the weather last week you might think so - it's dark by nine o'clock in the evening - but technically speaking we've got another month to go, so why is nature acting like it's autumn? More...

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Crataerina pallida

We keep adding new species to NatureSpot, and a recent addition has an interesting story attached to it. More...

The Common Froghopper, Philaenus spumarius

Common Froghopper

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The NatureSpot July Challenge

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NatureSpot works on the basis of photo verification - but how good are your ears?


Wildlife Gardening?

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This year, for various reasons, we have done almost no gardening. The garden is full of wildflowers. Wild, as in wild and out of control. More...

NatureSpot User Survey Results

Last month we asked you to help us with a short user survey. We are very grateful to the 332 people who took the time to do this. What is clear from the results is that there is much love for NatureSpot, with people from all over the world commenting how much they appreciate the site. Thank you for your input! You can read the full survey results here. 


Website Upgrade

We hope everyone is enjoying the new NatureSpot website. It's certainly faster than the previous version and it's much better on mobiles.  We still have a few known issues to fix and we've had a few comments and questions via Twitter and Facebook but it would be very helpful to get your feedback on the new site - how is it working for you? Please give us your feedback.



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Wood Melick

This woodland grass flowers in May and June

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