30 Days Wild
Sign up for a free pack with ideas for Random Acts of Wildness, also wallchart, badge & inspiration throughout June to help you make nature part of your life. From the Wildlife Trusts.
Comprehensive free guide to ‘the many weird and wonderful animals that live on our planet’: facts, information and pictures of thousands of species.
‘The Virtual Field-Guide to UK Biodiversity’ – an enormous collection of photographs of wild species & natural history objects, covering most groups of organisms with the exception of birds & other vertebrates in Britain or Ireland. Presented to illustrate biodiversity and as an aid to identification.
British Wildlife Helpline
How to provide short term care for sick, injured or orphaned British wild animals and birds until a suitable rescue or rehab centre is found.
Field Studies Council
Providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. Field guides and ID charts and teaching resources.
First Nature: Your Wildlife Window on the World Wide Web
Hugely comprehensive resource with maps of nature reserves, ID guides and fact files on many many wild flora, fauna and habitats.
FWAG Association (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Groups)
Providing independent environmental advice to British farmers, helping them understand the environmental value of their land and make the most of the agri-environment options available.
Herman the Worm
Nice resource for children with the autobiography of Squirmin’ Herman the Worm – natural history, family tree, anatomy, making a worm bin, facts, fun stuff and links.
‘A friendly & free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature.’ A Citizen Science project run by The Open University , developed by OPAL.
National Wildlife Foundation
Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future – loads of great activities in the Kids section and extensive Wildlife Library of species and habitats.
Animal facts, education & inspiration. Animal A-Z, Top Tens (smallest, fastest, smelliest, etc), animal behaviour – from a Scottish charity working to end animal suffering through campaigns, research & education.
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Improving the outlook for endangered species – surveys, practical action & events. Free Education Resources include ‘free workshops, fact sheets & activity ideas … ideal for schools, youth groups, homework help or just for fun!’
Soil & Wildlife Survey
'The OPAL Soil and Earthworm Survey was created to find out more about soil and earthworms and investigate the relationships between earthworm species and habitats and soil types.' Resources to conduct your own survey, including booklet & ID guide.
Space for Nature: Garden Biodiversity Forum
For people interested in the wildlife in their gardens and for gardeners who want to actively encourage wildlife.
Tree Tools for Schools (formerly Nature Detectives)
"We know our activities are valued by teachers and other educators, so we’ve gathered together all our schools' resources and the most popular Nature Detectives activities in one place. You can now access them in our free online learning hub." The Woodland Trust.
The Wildlife Trusts
Dedicated to the protection of nature, with 47 individual Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK: Scottish Wildlife Trust, Wildlife Trusts Wales, Wildlife Watch children’s section with activities & games and 30 Days Wild in June.
‘For anyone interested in the wildlife of the UK.’ Blogs, thousands of photos, help with identification for wildlife watchers, nature group leaders, teachers and conservation professionals.
Vincent Wildlife Trust
Charity working to safeguard the future of mammals in Britain and Ireland, specialising in rare or ‘difficult to track’ mammals, through research and in the field.
Wild About Gardens
Partnership between the RHS and The Wildlife Trusts. ‘Find out more about the creatures regularly found in our gardens & discover what they do there.’ Monthly newsletter and wildlife resources to download.
Wild About the British Isles WABI
Wildlife forum, replacing the sadly missed Wild About Britain forum – online community devoted to British wildlife, the environment and wildlife photography.