Identify wildlife

From the call of a bird to prints in the snow, a fluttering feather to fragments of shell. Woods are brimming with the sights and sounds of wildlife.

Credit: FLPA / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: FLPA / Alamy Stock Photo

How do you identify species? Get our top ID tips on UK animals and plants, from insects and spiders to birds, bees and trees.



Tracks and prints



Trees and shrubs

Plants and fungi

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Two girls identifying leaves with a leaf swatch book

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