Welcome to our resources page, here you will be able to download files we have produced covering different aspects of natural history. Over the coming months and years we hope this will help people and families connect with nature and learn how to identify some of the commoner species close to home.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst these sheet are free to use for personal use, they are not to be edited, altered or used to make financial gain without our permission.
Boletes and Allies
One of our most favourite families of mushrooms, the Boletes are beautiful and often charismatic and hopefully this sheet will inspire to seek some of these great mushrooms from your local area. Please note, this sheet does not mention which are edible or poisonous, it does not contain all the Boletes in the UK and the images are not to scale.
Dull, brown and boring.....wait a minute, how did all these beautiful, colourful species end up on the moth sheet! These are some of the stunning species of moth that occur in our garden (and they will yours too). With over 2500 species of moth in the UK there are lots to look for.
We should love wasps, they are a great asset to the eco-system and there are many, many species of wasps. The two commonest close to us are the Common Wasp and the German Wasp and if you do not know how to tell them apart here is an ID sheet for you.
Spring - in the Garden
With many of us spending more time in our gardens at the moment we thought we would put together some of the species that you could find in the the spring in your garden. There will be many others too and it does not matter if it is a big or small garden, there will be plenty to find!
VIOLAS - VIOLETS & PANSIES
Our guide to the species of violas you may find in woodland, hedgerows, arable fields and sand dunes in the UK. We have shown the flowers front on and from the side to see the petals and spurs (a feature that can help you identify these pretty little flowers.
WINTER TREE BUDS
Our winter tree bud guide covers 24 of the more common species of tree found in urban and suburban areas of the UK. Whilst it does not cover every species you could find, it will help you determine your Oaks from your Limes and your Ash from your Rowan. Enjoy.
There is something about a walk on the beach and finding some beautiful shells that warms our heart, they are a thing of beauty. This sheet is designed to show some of the commoner species around our coastline, so not only can you admire their beauty, but hopefully put a name to them.
A guide to some of our favourite species. We love looking for mushrooms and adore the different colours and shapes of them, so we hope you will go out in to your local area and find some of these species, any many more! NOTE: Not to be used to identify edible and poisonouns species.
COMMON BRITISH TREE LEAVES
Our simple guide to some of the 24 commoner British tree species you are likely to encounter in urban and suburban areas. Covering species like Oak, Sycamore, Beech and Ash as well as other commonly planted suburban species like Lime, Rowan and Sweet Chestnut.
CRANE'S-BILLS & STORK'S-BILLS
One of the more under appreciated families of flowers here in the UK, the Crane's-bills and the Stork's-bills. Pretty flowers and many are rather common, this guide will help you learn some of the commoner members of this family and a couple of more unusual ones too.