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Wildlife identification guides you can download

Wild Flower Guide from PlantLife (PDF 1.3mb)

Ladybird Identification Sheet (PDF 179kb)

Links to online wildlife identification guides

All UK wildlife

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


RSPB bird identifier

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


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 1.4mb)

Identify wild flowers - Botanical Society of the British Isles

British wild flowers photographic collection by John Somerville and other photographers

Lichen Identification

British Lichens Fantastic site for identification go to Picture Index.

British Lichen Society

Insects and Spiders

Identify your bug - Natural History Museum

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

BBC - Breathing Places - Ladybird Survey (pdf)


UK Butterflies


British Dragonfly Society




Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebee identification

Other Links

Gardening with wildlife in mind (Not only a good site for wildlife gardening but also species information)

Lancashire Wildlife

iPhone and iPod touch apps,

Chirp! Bird Songs of Britain and Europe

Collins British Wildlife Photoguide

The Field Guide To British Broadleaf Trees and Winter Field Guide To British Broadleaf Trees

Lancashire Wildlife

Some books we can recommend.

Pocket Guides  
Roger Phillips guides too large to carry but good.
For the enthusiast

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