By September and October many of the earlier plants have finished. But there’s still plenty to see. Plus after the first heavy rains, the woodland floor comes alive with the colourful fruiting bodies of fungi. We’ve chosen 3 FSC guides featuring woodland flowers, ferns and fungi for you to spot this autumn plus a guide to stars and planets in the night sky.
The nights may be drawing in, but there is still plenty to see in September and October. We’ve chosen 3 FSC fold-out guides featuring over 100 insects and other beasties for you to spot this autumn, from Bronze Shieldbug to 22-spot Ladybird.
After the quiet of late summer, September and October marks a turning point in the birdwatching year. Garden birds come out of hiding, ducks, geese and swans are on the move, and soon the first winter migrants will be returning. We’ve chosen 3 fold-out guides featuring over 100 birds for you to spot this autumn and winter.
Harvestmen are spider-like invertebrates common in late summer and autumn, although species are present all year. The 2nd edition of the FSC's fold-out guide to harvestmen covers all 34 species from Britain and Ireland.
Celebrate the FSC's new fold-out guide to jellyfish and allies with this limited edition t-shirt and Jellyfish identification guide. Small size t-shirt.
Celebrate the FSC's new fold-out guide to jellyfish and allies with this limited edition t-shirt and Jellyfish identification guide. Medium size t-shirt.
Celebrate the FSC's new fold-out guide to jellyfish and allies with this limited edition t-shirt and Jellyfish identification guide. Large size t-shirt.
Celebrate the FSC's new fold-out guide to jellyfish and allies with this limited edition t-shirt and Jellyfish identification guide. Extra large size t-shirt.
A photo-based guide using the visual appearance of the whole insect for identification. For naturalists and enthusiasts, including moth trappers.
RES Handbook to fungus gnats (Diptera). This identification guide covers all species the subfamily Mycetophilinae in Britain and Ireland.
Is that a chaffinch, greenfinch or bullfinch at the bird feeder? Can you tell apart a song thrush from a mistle thrush? Covering the top 50 birds seen in parks and gardens, including ponds and rivers.
There are 26 conspicuous ladybird species in Britain and Ireland. Beautiful colour paintings of all species by Chris Shields show the key colours and patterns to look out. Co-created with the UK Ladybird Survey.
Looking for a quick guide to common wild flowers? Gardens, grassy tracks, quiet lanes, hedgerows, playing elds and canal towpaths are a great place to look. Features 42 different flowers to spot.
Can you tell apart maple and sycamore? Beech and hornbeam? Pine, cedar, spruce and fir? Straightforward questions will quickly guide you to the right answers. Co-created with the Forestry Commission.
Covering all 60 wild butterflies of Britain and Ireland, with beautiful colour life-sized paintings by acclaimed artist Richard Lewington. Co-created with Butterfly Conservation.
Many mammals are shy, making them difficult to see. But mammals often leave signs they have visited an area, like tracks, droppings and burrows. Co-created with the Mammal Society.