Have you found a strange bug or a new plant in your garden, or stumbled across an intriguing animal bone or fossil while out on a country walk? Let us help you find out about it.
You can use our downloadable guides and mobile apps to identify UK plants and animals and learn more about them.
If you need more help, then our dedicated team at the Museum's Identification and Advisory Service can answer your queries about insects, fossils, plants and other wildlife and natural history specimens found in the UK.
Getting help from our experts
The Museum's Identification and Advisory Service can answer your queries about insects, fossils, plants and other wildlife and natural history specimens found in the UK.
You can contact them by email, phone, post, or in person at our Museum in London. Please include as much detail as possible about the specimen, including:
- A detailed description
- Where and when you saw it
- Its approximate size (including a common object, such as a coin, in any photo is helpful)
Email your images and detailed descriptions to: email@example.com
For other ways to contact the ID team, please visit the Centre for UK Biodiversity's page.
If your business has wildlife identification needs, please contact our commercial service.