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: [email protected].

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Title Description Author(s) Free Availability
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
A Guide to Grasses, their Structure, Identification, Uses and Distribution in the British Isles ISPN: 0140132279 The classic text on British Grass identification. 476pp, numerous line illustrations. Hubbard, C. E. No Online 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
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
A new key to wild flowers Halfway between an introductory guide and a technical flora, this user-friendly key provides an easy route to the accura Hayward & Hickey No Publication 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
April Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in April. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit
Bee orchids and their relatives Guide to UK bee orchids. OPAL Yes Online, PDF, Publication View Edit
Botanical Keys - Find Wild Flowers The Botanical Society for Britian and Ireland (BSBI) hosts this on line plant key produced by one of their members. The Quentin Groom Yes Online View Edit
Botanical keys and how to use them - Facebook group A closed group (anyone can request to join). Kevin Widdowson Yes Online View Edit
Brambles (Rubus) of Britain and Ireland Facebook group devoted to the identification and study of UK brambles David-Müzeyyen Merrick Yes Online View Edit
Britain's Orchids: A Field Guide to the Orchids of Great Britain and Ireland WILDGuide ISBN: 9780691177618 Published: 2020 Covering more than fifty species as well as hybrids and variants, this is an en No Publication View Edit
British water plants This AIDGAP field guide to British water plants is a comprehensive guide to the identification of living specimens in th Haslam, Sinker & Wolseley No Publication View Edit
BSBI Flora Search Online multi-access key for the identification of British flora. Quentin Groom Yes Online View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 1 Sedges of the British Isles ISBN-13: 978-0901158352 The 3rd edition of this handbook has been considerably expanded in size, with the scope of the Jermy, AC. Simpson, DA. Foley, MJY. Porter, MS No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 10 Sea Beans and Nickar Nuts A handbook of exotic seeds and fruits stranded on beaches in north-western Europe.154pp, drawings by W WALSH, A Hathway E Charles Nelson No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 11 Water Starworts: Callitriche of Europe ISBN: 9780901158369 Provides guidance on the identification of all species, subspecies and varieties of water-starwort Lansdown, R. V. No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 12 Fumitories of Britain and Ireland ISBN-13: 978-0-901158-40-6 Fumitories are a fascinating group of plants. Rosaline J. Murphy No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 13 Grasses of the British Isles ISBN 978‐0‐901158‐420  This new Handbook attempts to bridge the gap between the taxonomy of the 1980s and the new molec Tom Cope & Alan Gray No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 14 Whitebeams, Rowans and Service Trees of Britain and Ireland **This book is now out of print.** ISBN: 9780901158437 This book contains an account of 52 native or naturalised S Rich, Houston, Robertson and Proctor No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 15 British Northern Hawkweeds ISBN: 978090115845 There are 21 species in British Northern Hawkweeds (Hieracium section Alpestria), 16 of which occur Tim C. G. Rich & Walter Scott No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 2 Umbellifers of The British Isles ISPN: 9780901158024 Keys to, descriptions and line drawings of 73 British species. Drawings by Ann Farrer. T. G .Tutin No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 3 Docks and Knotweeds of Britain and Ireland ISPN: 9780901158475 Based on "Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles" by Lousley and Kent (1981) this long J.R. Akeroyd No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 4 Willows and Poplars of Great Britain and Ireland Useful identification guide to native Salix and Populus species, hybrids and varieties in Britain - 65 described. R .D. Meikle No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 6 Crucifers Standard reference for the identification of Cruciferae species in the British Isles. T.C.G. Rich No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 7 Roses of Great Britain and Ireland Descriptions of 13 native and 9 introduces taxa of Rosa. Briefer descriptions of 76 hybrids. G.G. Graham and A.L. Primavesi No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 8 Pondweeds of Great Britain and Ireland A substantial guide to the British species of Potamogeton, Groenlandia and Ruppia, with an excellent introductory sectio C. D. Preston No Publication View Edit
BSBI Handbook No 9 Dandelions of Great Britain and Ireland Descriptions of 235 species of Taraxacum , including microspecies, most of them illustrated by silhouettes of herbarium A.A. Dudman and A.J. Richards No Publication View Edit
BSBI species accounts The species accounts available on the BSBI web page and provide information on identification, habitat, biogeography, ec Walker, K.J. & Stroh, P.A. 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
Colour Identification Guide to Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns 240pp. 62 colour plates. Detailed descriptions, keys and clear illustrations of some 400 species. Francis Rose 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
Creeping Forget-me-not - ID video A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of Creeping Forget-me-not, to aid in the identification of Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Dandelions (Taraxacum) of Britain and Ireland A Facebook group devoted to the identification of UK dandelions (Taraxacum), of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family. David-Müzeyyen Merrick Yes Online View Edit
Describing flowers Do you want to use a flora but not sure what the terms actually mean? Bebbington & Bebbington No Publication 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
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
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
Guide to duckweeds Guide to six common duckweed species. OPAL/BSBI Yes Online, PDF, 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 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
Hawthorns - video ID key A video guide (short YouTube film) to the diagnostic features of the native Hawthorns and its hybrid in the UK to aid in Lliam Rooney/BSBI Yes Online View Edit
How to identify Autumn seeds Beautiful illustrations of 12 distinctive seeds to look for during Autumn. Peter Marren, Felicity Rose Cole Yes Online View Edit
Hybrid Flora of the British Isles This book provides detailed accounts of the 909 hybrids reliably recorded in the wild in the British Isles. C.A. Stace, C.D. Preston & D.A. Pearman No Publication View Edit
Identify a Euphrasia An online multi-access key to Eyebrights. BSBI Yes Online View Edit
Identify your bluebells Information on how to distinguish UK native bluebells from non-native species and hybrids. NHM Yes Online View Edit
Interactive guide to common woody plants of the UK The key provided here identifies the trees, shrubs and woody climbers found in the wild in the UK, whether native or int Pier Luigi Nimis, Bob Press, Stefano Martellos & Andrea Moro Yes Online View Edit
July Wildflowers Spotter's Sheet Guide to the commonest wildflowers seen in July. Plantlife Yes PDF View Edit
June Wildflowers Spotter’s Sheet Photo guide to the most commonly seen wildflowers in June. Plantlife Yes Online, PDF View Edit

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