How to use our WildID guides
Step 1 – Narrow down using the pictures
Our guides are picture-based rather than a dichotomous key. First, by looking through the pictures, you can usually narrow down the choices to just a few species. We have deliberately placed similar-looking and easily confusable species close to each other for easy comparison.
Step 2 – Confirm using the text
Using pictures alone is often not enough to allow you to identify something, which is why the fold-out guide also includes text. Read the text on the reverse side to make sure that the features you have used for identification are reliable.
Step 3 – Check and share with others
If you are still unsure, you could try uploading a photo of what you saw to the iSpot app where a friendly and free community help to identify wildlife and share nature.
We publish around 100 WildID fold out guides to help people identify all sorts of species. Have a look at the complete list.