Useful wildlife contacts

Useful Wildlife Contacts

The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is unable to care for sick or injured animals. There are organisations and individuals in the area that can help.

If you come across an sick/injured animal you should call the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital on 0116 279 3789 (Monday to Friday 9 - 5) or 07951 285366 (24 hour casualty helpline) or visit http://www.leicesterwildlifehospital.org/ alternatively you can also call your local vet or the RSPCA. 

Other wildlife organisations in Leicestershire and Rutland

NatureSpot
NatureSpot is a local charity helping 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 their 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.
https://www.naturespot.org.uk/

Leicestershire and Rutland Badger Group (affiliated)
Useful help and advice on supporting badgers in Leicestershire and Rutland, including what to do if you find a sick or injured badger
http://www.badgergroup.org.uk/

Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group (affiliated)
Useful help and advice to those with sick or injured bats in Leicestershire and Rutland
Jenny Harris on 01572 755274 (evenings and weekends)
http://www.lrbatgroup.org.uk/ 

Bat Conservancy Trust
Useful help and advice to those with sick or injured bats in the UK
http://www.bats.org.uk/ or call their Bat Helpline on 0845 1300 228

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society 
Useful help and advice to those with sick, injured or orphaned hedgehogs. They also maintain a list of rehabilitators in the UK
https://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk/

The Mammal Society 
Useful factsheets about british mammals, including those you may encounter in your garden such as foxes and squirrels
http://www.mammal.org.uk/ 

Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society 
Recent sightings, bird sightings and bird group meetings
http://www.lros.org.uk/ 

Leicestershire & Rutland Dragonfly Group 
Please e-mail Ian Merrill (County Recorder) with interesting records at i.merrill@btopenworld.com

Leicestershire Fungus Study Group 
Organises evening meetings and fungi forays 
http://leicsfungi.btck.co.uk/

Rutland Natural History Society 
Wildlife meetings, events and work
http://www.rnhs.org.uk/

Leicestershire Moth Group 
A non subscription group for anyone interested in moths in the area, including events and recording sightings
Contact Adrian Russell on adrian@wainscot.demon.co.uk

Birstall Birdwatching Club 
Organises indoor meetings and local walks
Contact Ken Goodrich kjgood532@aol.com

Botanical Society of the British Isles (VC55 Local Group) 
Arranges field meetings and indoor identification sessions in the Herbarium at Leicester University
http://bsbi.org/leicestershire

Leicestershire Amphibian and Reptile Network (LARN) 
Recording and conservation of amphibians and reptiles
Contact Andrew Heaton on aheaton@ntlworld.com

Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (Natural History Section) 
Holds indoor and outdoor meetings, and publishes a newsletter 
www.le.ac.uk/litandphil/nh

Leicestershire Entomological Society 
Holds indoor meetings and publishes a newsletter
Contact Ray Morris on ray@cactusbob.net

Loughborough Naturalists' Club 
Carries out surveys of Charnwood Forest and surrounding areas, evening meetings and field trips
 http://www.loughboroughnats.org

Market Bosworth Natural History Society 
Indoor and outdoor meetings, and manages a wildflower meadow on Bosworth Park
Contact Nick & Prue Crowley on jncrowley@btinternet.com

Hinckley Natural History Society 
Meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month for talks and walks
Contact David Goldsmith on 01455 613920  
https://www.hinckleynaturalhistorysociety.com/