ID Resource Resource Finder

The ID Resource Finder is an online searchable catalogue of UK wildlife identification resources. A key feature is that this catalogue is crowd-sourced, all you have to do is create an account to add/edit the resources.

If you spot anything missing, any broken links or mistakes then please jump in and add/fix it. Or let the team know about issue via email: biolinks@field-studies-council.org.

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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
Tree identification key An interactive key to tree identification. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Beginner’s guide to identifying British ichneumonids Ichneumonids, species of the family Ichneumonidae, are difficult to identify because so many look similar. Nicola Prehn and Chris Raper Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Beginners guide to identifying British mammal bones This beginner’s guide focusses on the twelve most prevalent wild and domestic mammals in the UK. Nicola Prehn, Florin Feneru and John Rochester Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Entoprocts Entoprocts are minute, sedentary or sessile, semi-transparent, aquatic animals that encrust surfaces or live in associat Nielson No Publication View Edit
A provisional atlas of the bees, wasps and ants of Shropshire Based on approximately 14000 records, covering over 300 species, this is the first ever published atlas of the bees, was Nigel Jones and Ian Cheeseborough No Publication View Edit
Butterflies of Norfolk Photographic guide with brief notes on status in Norfolk Norfolk & Norwich Nat. Soc. Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Ducks, geese and swans From mallard to mute swan, from shoveler to smew, the FSC Ducks, Geese and Swans Identification Chart features all 32 of Norman & Langman No Publication View Edit
Sphagnum mosses in bogs Interested in bog mosses? Produced in association with the Moors For The Future partnership, IUCN and the Heather Trust O'Reilly, O'Reilly & Tratt No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 6 Part 3b. Hymenoptera - Aculeata (Scolioidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea) The following account deals with three superfamilies, Scolioidea, Vespoidea and Sphecoidea, of the British Hymenoptera, O. W. Richards Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing Olaf Booy, Helen Roy, Max Wade No Publication View Edit
Saltmarsh plants of Britain Organised by height above sea level, this chart includes mud flat plants (such as eelgrass andSpartina), lower saltmarsh Oldham & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Tree name trail Produced with the support of the Forestry Commission, this 12-page laminated fold-out chart contains a full-colour illus Oldham & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Opal Tree Guide Guide to 9 common UK tree species. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Heathlands in the East Midlands A guide to the reptiles, invertebrates, birds and plants of heathland. OPAL Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bee orchids and their relatives Guide to UK bee orchids. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies Guide to the most common UK dragon and damselflies. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
OPAL Key to common British earthworms Field key to the common species of UK earthworms devised as part of the engaging Soil and Earthworm survey. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Comon Urban Wall Ferns A guide to eight common wall ferns that can be spotted around British towns and cities. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to the main groups of pond invertebrates Guide to the main groups of pond invertebrates. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to Indicator Lichens A simple guide to nine common UK lichens, part of the Opas Air Survey. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to epiphytic lichens in orchards in the East of England Simple key to lichens found in UK orchards. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to epiphytic mosses in orchards in the East of England Simple key to mosses found in UK orchards. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
The Big Seaweed Search Guide to UK seaweeds. OPAL & British Phycological Society Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to duckweeds Guide to six common duckweed species. OPAL/BSBI Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
iSpot iSpot is a website aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature. Open University Yes Online View Edit
Freshwater name trail Looking to identify the minibeasts of ponds and streams? Orton & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Commoner water plants Need an identification guide to water plants?
 This 12-panel laminated fold-out chart is designed to help you to Orton, Bebbington & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 6 Part 1. Hymenoptera - Introduction and key to families (2nd edition) THE order Hymenoptera possibly contains more species than any other group of British insects. Owain Westmacott Richards Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Collins Tree Guide Over 1500 trees of Britain and Northern Europe described, with pictures of the whole tree, flowers, leaves and twigs. Owen Johnson No Publication View Edit
Keeping frog tadpoles Want to watch tadpoles develop into frogs?
 
 This illustrated 8-panel laminated fold-out chart is int Oxford & Sutton No Publication View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with deadwood, fungi, and rotting timbers PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with elms and oaks PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire weevils associated with rosaceous trees and shrubs PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Craneflies Shropshire Craneflies is both an up-to-date distribution atlas for Shropshire and a set of identification keys to the 24 P Boardman No Publication View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with Sycamore, Beech, Alder, Birch and Hazel PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Shropshire Weevils associated with conifers PDF photo guide to some of the more frequently encountered weevils of Shropshire. P Boardman Yes Online, PDF View Edit
The Plant Crib: Conifers From the PDF: "There are large number of conifers to be found in plantations, Woodland, shelter belts, hedgerows, c P. D. Sell Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Sea Spiders A Revised Key To The Adults Of Pycnogonida In The British Littoral Isles A fully tested key to species of sea spiders found on, or just below, British seashores is provided. P. E. KING Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Littoral Pycnogonids Of The British Isles Keys to the littoral pycnogonids of the British Isles are presented. P. E. KING and G. B. CRAPP Yes Online, PDF View Edit
A Guide To The British Coastal Mysidacea THE Mysidacea (or “Mysids”) are small, free-swimming Crustaceans, commonly known as Opossum Shrimps. P. MAKINGS Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Lichens on twigs This site provides a user-friendly guide to over 60 lichens which can be found growing on twigs. Pat Wolseley; Diccon Alexander; Peter James; Anne Hume; Harry Taylor Yes Online View Edit
Britain's Insects: A field guide to the insects of Great Britain and Ireland WILDGuide ISBN: 9780691179278 Published: 23/03/2021 Britain’s Insects is an innovative, up-to-date, carefully designed and be Paul D. Brock No Publication View Edit
Spring moths Identikit This ID resource created by Paul Palmer is a mutli-access key to some of our springtime moths. Paul Palmer Yes Online View Edit
UK Harvetmen Flickr album Album of photos of UK Harvestmen, covering all UK species. Paul Richards Yes Online View Edit
An Introduction to Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice Although good taxonomic guides exist for these animals, there is a gap between beginners’ introductions to invertebrates Paul Richards No Online View Edit
Harvestmen fold-out chart 12-panel laminated fold-out chart covers the adults of the harvestmen found in the field in the British Isles. Paul Richards; FSC Publications No Publication View Edit
Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland - Paperback (2nd edition) This is the most comprehensive guide to the larger moths of Great Britain and Ireland, with superb artworks by Richard L Paul Waring & Martin Townsend, illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Rocks Designed for use in the field, classroom and laboratory, this 12-page chart features clear colour photographs of 71 comm Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
Guide to common minerals Looking for a field guide for minerals?

 

 Designed for use in the field, classroom an Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
A guide to common fossils This laminated fold-out chart includes illustrations of 71 fossils, explains how fossils are formed and their geological Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit

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