Photo by Henry Stanier
Updated, and illustrated Heathland lichen (Cladonia) key now available, please see below.
We actively encourage surveys on our reserves and are keen to support any activities that add to our understanding of sites and species. Please get in touch if you are interested in surveying on our reserves.
Getting to grips with a full range of species in many taxonomic groups can seem a daunting prospect to the beginner.
But here in our three counties where we have no coasts or uplands or different climate zones to worry about it is often possible to reduce the choice of species to a more manageable number.
This is the philosophy behind many of the identification keys provided here.In addition, many of the keys are more inclusive. The local checklists will tell you what species are known to occur in this area and how common or rare they are here.
We are happy for these resources to be:
- copied for personal use.
- used for teaching purposes by other organisations and individuals. If you do wish to use them in this way, please contact us - we are keen to be kept informed about how these resources are being used and how we may improve them.
The Learning about plants factsheet was produced to help those living within our area and with an interest in vascular (higher) plants to learn more by attending courses, joining societies and groups and by attending field meetings.
The Literature list is an extensive bibliography covering subjects including conservation, ecology and species identification and status.
Comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome.
Each item carries an email address for the author or manager of the resource to whom comments should be sent.
Please also copy in Nick Millar to any correspondence.
General questions or comments should be emailed to email@example.com
Please click on the relevant link below to download the pdf file required.
Fungi and lower plants
Vascular (higher) plants