We work with many organisations, charities and volunteers to improve and manage sites for wildlife, and raise awareness of Leicester's biodiversity and nature.
Take part in the City Nature Challenge
This year Leicester is taking part in the City Nature Challenge along with other cities around the world. You are invited to take part in this global event by submitting sightings of wildlife found anywhere within the city boundary. The event will run over four days from midnight on Friday 26 April to midnight on Monday 29 April.
We are coordinating the event in partnership with NatureSpot and Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. To find out more and get involved visit the NatureSpot website.
BioBlitz is a chance to find what wildlife is living in Leicester and to take part in helping us find and record as many species as possible – all within 24 hours. For details of what was found at last years Bioblitz at Knighton Park please see the BioBlitz newsletter below.
As part of this years City Nature Challenge there will be a mini Bioblitz held at Evington Park. For further information and book your place on the Eventbrite website.
Leicester Peregrine Project
The fastest creatures on the planet have made Leicester their home. Peregrine Falcons have been present in Leicester for many years and have been rearing young since at least 2011. The Leicester Peregrine Project is very much a collaboration between us and the Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society (LROS) to conserve and promote this prestigious species. A nest box has been installed within the spire of Leicester Cathedral, on the East face above the Nave. Both adults can be seen sitting on the nest platform, one of the crosses above the box or overlooking Cathedral Gardens. Alongside LROS, we hold regular Watch Points’within the gardens to showcase the Peregrines and explain a little more about their behaviour.
Peregrines live stream
Peregrines live stream
For more information about the Watch Points please see the Leicester Peregrine Project website or the Making Wildlife Count document, attached below.
Making Wildlife Count
We manage our natural green space by advising on appropriate management to maximise biodiversity for all to enjoy. Our 'Wild about Leicester' and 'Making Wildlife Count' projects encourages people to take part in conservation days or find out about the many projects that are currently underway that help wildlife in Leicester.
Take a look at our ‘Making Wildlife Count’ document below which shows just some of the projects that we have been involved in over the last year. Details of how to join in one of the guided walks and event days will be publicised on an on-going basis. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about these projects and how to join in.
If you want to get involved in conservation work for wildlife then please contact our Environmental Volunteers and help us in supporting wildlife across the city.
Walk on the Wild Side
You could take a Walk on the Wild Side with some of our expert naturalists across some of Leicester’s parks and open spaces in partnership with the Community Walking Project. If you have an hour to spare, want to get fitter and learn about the wildlife that lives in our parks, churchyards or woods then why not visit the website and book a place?