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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Identification - The Rule of 3

Brown Rollrim Paxillus involutus

It's the time of year when lots of photographs of fungi are submitted to NatureSpot. A few species are easy to name, some species are impossible to identify without much more detailed information, e.g. microscopy. More...

Identification guide to grasshoppers and crickets

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Ivy Bee

It's time for the annual NatureSpot Ivy Bee Appeal - help us find Colletes hederae.

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Knighton 1000

Common Backswimmer

1000 species in a Leicester suburb.


Dicranopalpus ramosus
Yet another new species?

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...

Is It Autumn Already?

Stubble Rosegill

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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Pink Tansy Aphid

Pink Tansy Aphid (Metopeurum fuscoviride), a medium-sized pink aphid with a large blackish spot on the abdomen.

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The Snout

The Snout, Hypena proboscidalis, an unmistakeable moth.

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