Woodlands: trees, flowers and fungi
Our Woodlands: Trees, flowers and fungi fold-out guide features 61 species of trees, wild flowers, ferns and fungi of woodland.
A woodland walk is a wonderful way to get outdoors and explore nature. And with the help of this guide, there’s something to see all year round. Featuring beautiful illustrations forming a woodland identification chart, it shows the key features and what to look out for when identifying nature often found in our native woodlands. Concise accompanying text on the reverse side covers the height, identification notes and likely habitat of each species, creating a simple to follow guide, packed with information and explanations.
While the best display of flowers is in spring, there’s still is plenty to explore in autumn and winter, from fungi and evergreens to early flowers such as snowdrops. Many woodland flowers are at their best in spring, when the temperature has started to rise but before the leaf canopy closes. Later on in the year the flowers are replaced by fruits and seeds, including rose hips, blackberries and wild strawberries.
Mushrooms and toadstools are most common after the first autumn storms and before the first frosts of winter. Use the woodland guide to spot and identify these fungi by looking at dead logs and fallen leaves. Also check old tree stumps. From Amethyst Deceiver to Stinkhorn, the woodland floor a great place to hunt. Of course, not all fungi look like mushrooms. Some common woodland species grow as brackets on dead wood, such as Turkeytail and Birch Polypore.
Identifying woodland trees is easiest in the late spring and summer, using leaves, fruits and seeds. But even without their leaves in their winter, many woodland trees can be recognised from their twigs, buds and bark. A concise guide to identifying deciduous trees in winter is a special extra feature.
Our popular Woodland fold-out guide measures 24.5cmx17.5cm and is extremely lightweight so makes the perfect identification chart for popping in your bag when heading outside. This woodland identification guide is also laminated, meaning it is showerproof for use outside and can be wiped clean.