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.

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: [email protected].

For more info and to create an account, follow this link: https://www.fscbiodiversity.uk/idsignpost/about

Titlesort descending Description Author(s) Free Availability
Fleas (Siphonaptera) 2nd ed. RES Handbook vol 1 part 16. Whitaker No Publication View Edit
Forget-me-not - video ID key A video key (short YouTube film) to the Forget-me-nots found in Kent and commonly found throughout the UK. Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Fossil Explorer Fossil Explorer is a field guide to the common fossils of Britain and will help you identify fossils based on where you Yes App View Edit
Frans Janssen's Flickr Gallery Flickr Gallery showing photos and descriptions of many European springtails (Collembola) Frans Janssen Yes Online View Edit
Free-living marine nematodes (Part 2: British chromadorids) The chromadorids are small nematode worms mostly less than 2mm long and so form part of the meiofauna in marine habitats Platt & Warwick No Publication View Edit
Freshwater Bivalves of Britain and Ireland Produced in conjunction with the Environment Agency, this AIDGAP identification guide covers the 31 different species of Killeen, Aldridge & Oliver No Publication View Edit
Freshwater name trail Looking to identify the minibeasts of ponds and streams? Orton & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Fruits and seed dispersal This fold-out chart is designed to explore what seeds and fruits are, how they are formed and particularly how they are Bebbington & Bebbington No Publication View Edit
FSC Identify For FSC employees only. FSC Yes Online View Edit
Fungi Name Trail: Identification Guide Produced in association with the British Mycological Society, this key is to guide teachers and students to help identif Holden & Hamper No Publication View Edit
Garden bugs and beasties Head down your garden and peer amongst the flowers, grasses and plant pots, and you will find an amazing range of little Farley Brown, Shields & Langman No Publication View Edit
Garden bumblebees - how to recognise and record them A guide to enable you to identify and record the bumblebees that you see using your garden. BTO and Bumblebee Conservation Trust Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Gardening for primary schools This guide aims to help primary school teachers set up and maintain a horticultural garden in which children can grow fl Bebbington No Publication View Edit
Geoglossum (earth tongues) For some years, Mal Greaves, of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group, has been making a special study of the genus Scutellinia Malcolm Greaves Yes Online 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
Getting started with spider recording This free FSC fold-out chart contrains some of the easily recognisible spiders that can be found in the UK. Dillon, Holly Yes Publication View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers video : Blackcap Vs Garden Warbler Listen to Garden Warbler and Blackcap songs BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers video: Chiffchaff Vs Willow Warbler Listen to Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler songs BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers: Reed Warbler Vs Sedge Warbler In this film, part of a series aimed at helping with the tricky task of identifying warblers, we take a look at Reed and BTO Yes Online View Edit
Getting to grips with warblers: Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat In the fourth of our series of videos aimed at helping with the tricky task of identifying warblers, we take a look at W BTO Yes Online View Edit
Grasses Covering 30 species, this fold-out chart should enable everyone to put a name to some of the most common species of gras Gardener & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Grasshoppers of Norfolk A guide to identification of Orthoptera in Norfolk. Includes information on habitats, calls, distribution maps. David Richmond Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Great horsetail - iD video A guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Equisetum telmateia (Great Horsetail) to aid in the identific Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Grey Geese ID video Guide This short film gives a guide to the different grey goose species. BTO Yes Online View Edit
Guide to amphibians This guide will help you to identify all the amphibians you are likely to find in UK ponds FSC, Natural History Museum, ARC Trust & OPAL Yes PDF View Edit
Guide to bees of Britain Produced in partnership with Buglife, this 8-page chart shows 28 species of bee, most of which can commonly be seen flyi Buglife, O'Toole & Shields No Publication View Edit
Guide to British Dung Beetles: GEOTRUPIDAE (Dor beetles) PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/geotrupidae/ The Geotr Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to British Dung Beetles: ONTHOPHAGUS PDF linked from webpage with extra information: https://dungbeetlemap.wordpress.com/dung-beetles/onthophagus/ Picture g Ceri Watkins, Dung Beetle UK Mapping Project Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Guide to British freshwater fishes This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart shows all the freshwater fish that you are likely to see in ponds, streams and riv Croft & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Guide to chalk rivers of England Produced in partnership with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, this fold-out chart provides an identification guid Bell & Shields No Publication View Edit
Guide to Common Bumblebees Quick pdf guide to the common species of bumblebee Bumblebee Conservation Trust Yes PDF View Edit
Guide to common minerals Looking for a field guide for minerals?
 
 Designed for use in the field, classroom and laboratory, th Pellant & Pellant No Publication View Edit
Guide to Difficult [moth] Species online This web page allows you to download PDFs of the now out-of-print "British and Irish moths: an illustrated guide to Townsend, M.C., CLifton, J., and Goodey, B. Yes PDF View Edit
Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies Guide to the most common UK dragon and damselflies. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Guide to duckweeds Guide to six common duckweed species. OPAL/BSBI 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
Guide to floodplain meadows Produced in association with the Floodplain Meadows Partnership, this fold-out chart features illustrations of 48 key fl Gowing, Wallace, Rothero & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Guide to foraging: top 25 edible plants Foraging: what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to go and find your own food for free? Cremona & Harper 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
Guide to Garden Wildlife Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this essential guide will enable everyone to fully Written and illustrated by Richard Lewington No Publication View Edit
Guide to grassland plants 1 Featuring colour illustrations of 54 species, this 12-page fold-out chart covers plants commonly found on lowland acid a Gulliver, Gulliver & Roberts No Publication View Edit
Guide to grassland plants 2 (chalk and limestone) Featuring colour illustrations of 63 species, and black-and-white illustrations of a further 15, this 12-page fold-out c Bebbington & Roberts No 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 insects of the British Isles Written and illustrated by renowned natural history artist Richard Lewington, this new 8 panel fold-out chart is a guide Lewington No Publication View Edit
Guide to ladybirds of the British Isles Produced in conjunction with the UK Ladybird Survey, this popular fold-out chart to ladybird identification covers 26 of Majerus et al. No Publication View Edit
Guide to mosses and liverworts of towns and gardens Although small, mosses and liverworts can be found nearly everywhere. Godfrey No Publication View Edit
Guide to mosses and liverworts of woodlands Mosses and liverworts can form quite an extensive part of the woodland flora, carpeting the ground and covering tree tr Godfrey No Publication View Edit
Guide to orchids With colour paintings covering 69 species, subspecies and hybrids, this chart covers all the orchids that you are likely Gulliver & Gulliver No Publication View Edit
Guide to summer coastal birds From cormorants to kittiwakes, and guillemots to gulls, this 8-panel laminated fold-out chart features 28 of the birds y Farley-Brown & Langman No Publication View Edit

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