Welcome to the Museum's identification forum where amateur naturalists and experts can ask questions about all aspects of UK biodiversity. You can share identification tips on UK plants, animals, rocks and minerals, and experts from the Museum and the NaturePlus community will help to answer your queries and identify your specimens.
Whether you've found a strange looking insect in your garden, or uncovered a fossil on the beach, this is the place to find out more about it. Simply choose the relevant community and ask your question.
|"I'm afraid it's not a fossil..." My favourite pseudofossil IDs 2 years ago||by Luanne - former Museum ID team member|
|Rocks from space - have you found a meteorite? 1 year ago||by Hazel - Museum ID team|
|To everything there is a season 2 years ago||by Tipula - Museum ID team|
|Body of a bee, face of a mosquito - spring is in the air! 2 years ago||by Tipula - Museum ID team|
Scientists at the Museum study all kinds of wildlife, fossils and rocks, and you can ask them for help identifying your finds. Choose the relevant forum below and submit your question.
We are scientists who run the Museum's Identification and Advisory Service.
Our special interests include fossils, rocks, plants, insects and other creatures and we are dedicated to answering your natural history questions.
Our names on this forum are:
Former team members: