REFERENCE/ID SITES

I frequently need help to identify things I come upon on my walks and am always on the look-out for clear, helpful information, preferably with good clear photographs.

The following list features links to some I particularly like:

Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust: http://www.buglife.org.uk/

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Butterfly Conservation: http://butterfly-conservation.org/

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Countryside Council for Waleshttp://www.ccw.gov.uk/

This is the official government site, very informative & user-friendly

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Nature Spot: http://www.naturespot.org.uk/

Excellent identification of the fauna & flora of Leicestershire & Rutland, but useful countrywide; I use it a lot, especially for insect ID.

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Plantlife cymruhttp://www.plantlife.org.uk/

Wild flora of Wales & places to see it

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UK Butterflieshttp://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/

Everything you could want to know about UK species

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Wild About Britain: http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/

Thousands of pages on British wildlife, the environment and the great outdoors.

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Wild Flower Finderhttp://wildflowerfinder.org.uk/

This UK Wild Flower Finder is searchable by colour, month, habitat, number of petals, flower symmetry and includes 1000′s of clear photographs. Plus structural formulae of hundreds of plant compounds: dyes, herbs, poisons, pharmaceuticals, smells, etc.

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Woodand Trust – Visit Woods: http://visitwoods.org.uk/

Forestry Commission site

 

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