Wild Flower photographic sites
British Wild Flowers Wild Flower photographs from Britain and Ireland. Photographs from over 40 photographers are displayed on this site. Wildflowers, Weeds, Trees and Shrubs of Devon and Cornwall An excellent site by David Fenwick which already includes most of the flora of the area and is rapidly expanding. Floral Images Another excellent photographic site covering Somerset and South West Ireland. John Crellin started with garden flowers but has increasingly devoted the site to wild flowers and wild form species grown in garden conditions. Wild Plants of the British Isles Photographs have been taken on the British mainland and on the Islands around Great Britain including the Republic of Ireland. Comments against each photograph provide useful tips on how to recognise the plant together with general information about the plant. The site contains an interesting article on the benefits of English plant names compared with their Latin names. Roger Darlington's Site The site allows you to look for a plant by Colour, Habitat, Number of petals, Flowering Month Isle of Skye Flora A comprehensive coverage of Skye's flora with good text against each picture. Atricilla Images The site contains images of Birds, Dragonflies, Butterflies and Plants. All taken in Britain & Ireland. Irish Wildflowers A photo-reference guide to Irish wildflowers with index of wildflowers listed in English, Latin and Gaeilge. The site includes identifying by colour and month and a section on wildflowers associated with different habitats
in Ireland. BioImages - Vitual Field Guide (UK) A very useful site with a good search facility and pictures often covering a flower's minute features. Floras on Line Plant photographic websites across the world
Useful Botanical Sites
World Museum Liverpool - Botany Dept. The botany department's herbarium collections pre-date those of the World Museum Liverpool by some 50 years. The herbarium currently contains around 390,000 specimens. Botanical Society of the British Isles Tracing its origins back to 1836 the society includes professional and amateur members and is the largest botanical organisation in the UK. Invasive Non-Native Species in the UK This site covers the history, current impact and control methods for Terrestial Plants, Terrestial Animals, Aquatic plants, Aquatic Animals and Marine Species. National Biodiversity Network View distribution maps and download UK wildlife data. Find Wild Flowers A good site for identifying a plant. Enter a plant's characteristics and do a search. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Includes a good search facility The Natural History Museum Find a list of plants for a particular postcode The Wild Flower Society A national society originally created to help young amateur botanists. Walks are organised to teach members to recognise plants and are now enjoyed by young and old. Plants For A Future Where to find the edible, Medicinal and other uses for a plant. Arable Plants - a field guide Fully interactive, searchable version of the book published jointly by English Nature & WildGuides Flora Locale Flora Locale promotes the wise use of native flora; encouraging good practice to those involved in the supply of native plants and seeds, and to professional land managers restoring wildplants to the countryside The Seed Site Harvesting, sowing, germination, seedling images, plant index Plantlife International Plantlife International is a charity dedicated exclusively to conserving all forms of plantlife in the UK, Europe and across the world in their natural habitats.
Other Useful Sites
South Lancs Flora The website will further supplement the South Lancashire Flora publication by displaying photographs of plants recorded from South Lancashire. As the website develops further tips on plant identification will also be added. Merseyside Biobank Merseyside Biobank is the Local Records Centre for north Merseyside. It aims to be a central co-ordinating body for the management of biological data in the area. The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Formed in 1962 it is now the leading local environmental charity in this region. Cheshire Wildlife Trust The Cheshire Wildlife Trust is a charity that works to protect wildlife in the Cheshire region. The trust manages 45 nature reserves. The Liverpool RSPB local group A program of slide and film presentations covering a cross section of wildlife interests are held during the year and frequent and varied outdoor trips are arranged to sites of interest throughout the North West of England and North Wales. The Manchester Field Club A voluntary organisation whose objective is to study and record the flora and fauna of the Greater Manchester area Merseyside Naturalists' Association The MNA caters for a wide variety of natural history interests. We have an extensive programme of field meetings by private transport and coach and lectures in winter months. Annual newsletter. The North West Fungus Group The North West Fungus Group (NWFG) was established in 1994 aiming to promote an interest in fungi across the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, and the vice-counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire (part of Clwyd). The English Hedgerow Trust We aim to provide as much information as possible for any non-professionals involved with planting, maintaining and protecting hedgerows. Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts The co-ordinating body for the County Wildlife Trusts