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.
The natural world is incredibly diverse, from tiny single-celled algae to huge mammals like the blue whale. Scientists at the Museum study all kinds of wildlife, fossils and rocks, and you can ask them for help identifying your finds. Choose the correct 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.
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