Wildlife identification guides

Natural History Museum Identify Nature

iSpot! Learn more about wildlife, share your observations with a friendly community and get help identifying what you have seen.

Record wildlife CLICK HERE


RSPB bird identifier

Bird song identifier / recordings www.xeno-canto.org plus code to embed the recording in your blog posts.

BTO Videos a collection of youtube videos on how to identify birds, the good thing about these is they show you how to tell the difference between easy to confuse species.



Mammal fact sheets from The mammal society

Wild Flower Identification

Flower guide A colour-coded guide to the 65 species in the Plant Life Common Plant Survey (pdf)

Identify wild flowers – Botanical Society of the British Isles

British wild flowers photographic collection by John Somerville and other photographers

Wild Flower Guide from PlantLife (pdf)

Lichen Identification

British Lichens Fantastic site for identification go to Picture Index

Insects and Spiders

Steven Falk has probably the best online insect photographic collection www.flickr.com/photos/63075200@N07/collections

BioImages The virtual field-guide (UK)
Not the most user friendly but very comprehensive and a fantastic resource.

Ladybird Identification Sheet (pdf)


UK Butterflies




Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebee identification

iPhone and iPod touch apps,

Chirp! Bird Songs of Britain and Europe

Collins British Wildlife Photoguide

Isoperla Apps for Tree identification, Bird identification and Bird Song identification plus Orchid and amphibian identification.