ID Resource Signpost

The ID Signpost 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.

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Title Description Author(s)sort descending Free Availability
Soil Biodiversity UK Facebook group dealing with soil biodiversity in the UK. Matthew Shepherd Yes Online View Edit
A Key to the Soil Mites of Britain and Ireland This key should help you to identify families of mites found in soil and litter in the UK and Ireland, as well as introd Matthew Shepherd and Felicity Crotty No PDF View Edit
Euphausiid, Stomatopod and Leptostracan Crustaceans The three orders of crustaceans described here all belong to the subclass Malacostraca. Mauchline No Publication View Edit
A guide to the identification of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in winter This fully illustrated AIDGAP field guide is designed to enable non-specialists to identify many of the deciduous trees May & Panter No Publication View Edit
Key to common ferns This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart features colour images of the commonest 38 of the 53 species of ferns and allied p Merryweather No Publication View Edit
The fern guide (3rd edition) This fully illustrated AIDGAP identification guide should enable most beginners to put a name to the ferns, clubmosses, Merryweather No Publication View Edit
RES Handbook Vol 6 Part 4. Hymenoptera - Pompilidae The family Pompilidae is one of the best-characterised and most easily recognised of the aculeate families represented i Michael C. Day Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Apples: a field guide The book is intended to help identify that unknown apple growing in your garden or in the park; to help you choose which Michael Clark No Publication View Edit
Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates This is a key based identification guide to the invertebrates that live in our rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetland Michael Dobson, Simon Pawley, Melanie Fletcher, Anne Powell No Publication View Edit
The Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland This is the current 'bible' for UK spider identification using microscopic techniques. Michael Roberts No Publication View Edit
Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe The excellent Collins Guide was published in 1995 and covers most of the UK fauna except around 200 linyphiids (money sp Michael Roberts No Publication View Edit
A Key to Wild and Introduced Daffodils of Great Britain In addition to our native daffodil there are a large number of introduced daffodils growing wild in Britain. Mick Crawley Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Features of the Serpent Trail This long-distance footpath in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, the Serpent Trail links the remaining fragments of low Middleton No Publication View Edit
A key to the British species of family Buprestidae (Coleoptera) The British species of Buprestidae are very few and are mostly restricted to the South East of Britain. Mike Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Laemophloeidae Twelve species from this family are on the British list. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Malachiidae The current check list has 17 species in 11 genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key to the British Species of Nicrophorus Key to the British Species of Nicrophorus - also known as burying beetles or sexton beetles. Mike Hackston Yes PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Kateretidae The nine British species of this family belong to three genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online View Edit
Key to the British Species of Aderidae Key to the family Aderidae family of British Coleoptera Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bostrichidae Key to British Species Bostrichidae Key to British Species by Mike Hackston, derived from the German key by Arved Lompe. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Keys for the identification of British Apionidae This family was covered by Morris (1990) in Orthocerous Weevils: Coleoptera Curculionoidea (Nemonychidae, Anthribidae, U Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Key for the identification of British Elmidae 'The 12 species of Elmidae found in Britain are classified in 8 genera. Mike Hackston Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Geotrupidae Key to British Species A key to the British species of family Geotrupidae, revised to include Odonteus armiger which was formerly placed in a s Mike Hackston (2019) Adapted and updated from Joy (1932) and translated from Machatschke (1969). Yes Online, PDF View Edit
British Lichens Species Gallery Website designed to help with lichen identification by providing good photos of lichens that are found in the British Is Mike Sutcliffe Yes Online View Edit
Hants moths Details of all the species that occur in Hampshire and beyond, with good quality photographs, descriptions, distribution Mike Wall Yes Online View Edit
A beginner’s vegetative guide to orchids of the British Isles This guide is designed to aid anyone in the process of identifying orchids when they are not in flower Mike Waller Yes PDF View Edit
MoorPLANTS pdf A printable pdf to help identify the plants you encounter on the Peak District and South Pennine peatlands and moors. Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Sphagnum ID guide This printable pdf is primarily a field guide to the Sphagnum mosses found in the Peak District National Park and South Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorSIGHTS pdf This printable pdf is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic landscape features of the Peak District Nat Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorWILD pdf This printable PDF is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic moorland animal species found within the Pe Moors for the Future Yes Online, PDF View Edit
MoorMOSS app This app is primarily a field guide to the Sphagnum mosses found in the Peak District National Park and South Pennines a Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorPLANTS app An app to help identify the plants you encounter on the Peak District and South Pennine peatlands and moors. Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorSIGHTS app This app is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic landscape features of the Peak District National Park Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
MoorWILD app This app is a field guide to some of the most common and/or iconic moorland animal species found within the Peak Distric Moors for the Future, Natural Apptitude Ltd Yes App View Edit
Common seaweeds Seaweeds are usually easily recognisable. Morrell & Roberts No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (Part III) RES Handbook Vol 5 Part 17d. This Handbook is the third, and final, part covering the 'true weevils'. Morris No Publication View Edit
Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae (Broad-nosed weevils) RES Handbook vol 5 part 17a. Morris No Publication View Edit
True weevils (part 1) Coleoptera: Curculionidae RES Handbook vol 5 part 17b. Morris No Publication View Edit
True Weevils (part 2) Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchinae RES handbook vol 5 part 17c. Morris No Publication View Edit
Cladonia: a field guide The author writes: "Cladonia is an extensive and difficult genus of lichens, but one that is extremely valuable in N. G. Hodgetts Yes Online, PDF View Edit
iRecord Butterflies Butterfly recording is the foundation for protecting these beautiful creatures. Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Mammal Tracker The Mammal Tracker smartphone application is the first extensive phone app for the identification and recording of Briti Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
Plant Tracker The Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wale Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
iRecord Ladybirds The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Nature Locator team have joined forces to help map species of ladybird with Natural Apptitude Ltd. Yes App View Edit
LeafWatch Help scientists track the spread of the horse-chestnut leaf miner moth with this simple, intuitive app.
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Bats in flight Telling the different bat species apart by sight can be difficult, but this guide outlines key 
 details to look Natural History Museum No PDF View Edit
Spiders in your home A guide to help you identify six spider species commonly found in houses and other buildings Natural History Museum & OPAL Yes PDF View Edit
World Spider Catalog This primarily a fully searchable online database covering spider taxonomy, but it has a longer history of predecessors Natural History Museum of Bern Yes Online View Edit
AlgaeVision A database and virtual collection of images of freshwater and terrestrial algae collected in Britain and Ireland Natural History Museum, British Phycological Society Yes Online View Edit
Butterflies of Britain and Ireland A comprehensive interactive field guide covering all 61 butterfly species that regularly occur in Britain and Ireland. Nature Guides Ltd No App View Edit

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