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Free BTO Bird Identification Videos

Grey Wagtail

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has large number of excellent bird identification videos on its website, so if you're struggling to know if you've just seen a Linnet or a Twite, or you've got your Godwits in a twist, this is what you need. 


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Fungus Day 2017

Your homework for a wet weekend - making spore prints

Spore print

A few species of fungi are instantly recognizable, but most require further study for identification. More...


Autumn - like Marmite?

Pendunculate Oak Quercus robur

Which ever way you look at it (meteorological autumn beginning on 1st September or equinoctial autumn starting 22nd September), it is now autumn. Read more...

Identification - The Rule of 3

Brown Rollrim Paxillus involutus

It's the time of year when lots of photographs of fungi are submitted to NatureSpot. A few species are easy to name, some species are impossible to identify without much more detailed information, e.g. microscopy. More...

Identification guide to grasshoppers and crickets

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