Love Your Leen

Wildlife in the City wants to hear about any species you have seen along the city stretch (or nearby) on the River Leen - from the top of Bulwell, through Basford, Radford, Lenton and then joining the River Trent.

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Send us details of any urban wildlife species you have seen in the Nottingham City area.







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Wildlife on the River Leen!

 

- Is it a fish?

- Perhaps a kingfisher?

- Have you seen dragonflies and damselflies?

- Maybe even the illusive watervole?

- Was it something not so nice - a dead animal or a nasty piece of rubbish?

Wildlife in the City would love to hear about any sightings along the river - and if you can get a photo. that's even nicer!  We will be showcasing all sightings on the map on this page, as we know the River Leen is special to both the people that use it, and the plentiful wildlife that it supports.

 

This is part of the 'Love Your Leen' project, which aims to monitor and improve the River Leen, get people involved, and promote the value of freshwater habitat.

 

Get involved! Add you own sighting by completing the form on the right hand side of this page!

 

Please note, worrying incidents such as pollution should be reported straight to the Enviroment Agency (0800 80 70 60)

 

 

 

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Grey wagtail

wagtail with a lovely yellow chest, hopping around on the River Leen at Springfield Corner, October 2012.

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Water vole

Water voles seen by Kyle Heesom on the Basford and Bestwood Village stretch of the River Leen

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Kingfisher

Kingfisher seen by Kyle Heesom on the Bestwood Village stretch of the River Leen

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Swan

Swan seen by Andy Parkinson somewhere between Bulwell and Basford

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Stone roaches, crayfish (species unknown) bullheads, water vole, rats, perch, pike, roach

Stone roaches, crayfish (species unknown) bullheads, water vole, rats, perch, pike, roach seen by Paul Foster near Bulwell

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Mallards and water voles

Mallards and water voles seen by Jane Byrne near Morrisons at Bulwell

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Water vole

Possible sighting of a water vole by Jane Byrne near Bulwell Riverside Centre

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Bullheads, pike, stickleback, water snails, flatworms

Bullheads, pike, stickleback, water snails, flatworms seen by Jane Byrne at Bulwell Bogs

Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

Manadrin Duck seen by Tony Summers on 13th March 2013 -  River Leen down from Riverside

Water vole or rat

Water vole or rat

Water vole or rat x3 seen by Tony Summers on 13th March 2013 - River Leen down from Riverside

 

Have you seen a water vole? They are seen in several places on the Leen - they have shorter noses than rats and a furry tail)

Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck

Mandarin duck by Michael Sinden on March 13 2013 behind Bulwell Riverside Centre

Have you made a sighting?

Maybe you could send us your sighting so we can add it to our website

Use the form above to send us your sighting

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