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People asked to share their wildlife photos with Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Butterfly at Ellis Meadows: picture credit: Ian Davis

PEOPLE in Leicester and beyond are being invited to submit their photographs of the natural world for a new digital exhibition at the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

Nature on Your Doorstep will feature photos taken during the year-long lockdown, when many people rediscovered their local parks and open spaces, and the plants and wildlife that share their environment.

The invitation is open to photographers of all ages and abilities, anywhere in the world, with all suitable images being included in the digital display that’s due to go on show in early July.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair, who’s responsible for the city’s museums, said: “Lockdown encouraged all of us to slow down and enjoy the natural world around us.

“People will have taken photos in their gardens or their local parks, celebrating the insects, birds, small mammals, flowers and trees that enrich our environment – and I’m looking forward to seeing them all.

“This is an opportunity for budding wildlife photographers to share their talent with the thousands of people who will be visiting Leicester Museum & Art Gallery this summer, so I would encourage everyone to go out with their phones or their cameras and capture the nature on their doorsteps.”

Those submitting photographs for the digital display should note that images featuring people cannot be included in the display.

All entries should be submitted by midnight on Monday 24 May.

More information and a submission form can be found at:

Subject to Covid restrictions, all of Leicester’s museums are due to reopen on Monday 21 June.

When it reopens, Leicester Museum & Art Gallery on New Walk will host the Natural History Museum’s stunning Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Featuring more than 100 images taken by photographers from all over the globe, the exhibition is scheduled to run until 30 August.

Nature on Your Doorstep will be a digital display at Leicester Museum, opening on 5 July and running until 30 August.





Photo caption: Image of a butterfly at Ellis Meadows in Leicester (Picture credit: Ian Davis)