There are thousands of species of wildlife in the UK and many of them can be seen in your garden, local park or nearby woodland. Follow the Museum's easy-to-use guides to help identify the plants and creatures you find.
Identify your trees with the help of our interactive key, factsheets on the most common UK trees, and other guidance.
Our free app for iPhone, Leafsnap UK, offers leaf recognition technology and high-resolution images to help you identify 156 UK tree species.
This easy-to-use key will help you identify British bumblebees by looking at their colour patterns.
Explore the amazing diversity of lichens and find out why they are the canaries of the fungal world.
Familiarise yourself with the common British earthworm species - their characteristics, what they eat and where they live.
Find out whether your bluebells are native bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, or non-native species, by looking at the colour of the pollen and the shape of the flower.
This simple key will help you to identify the woodlice that you are most likely to find.
Have you found a fossil on the seashore or a spider in your bathroom and you don't know what it is? Our experts can help - just ask them a question in the forum.