Plant ID

Before taking part in the survey it is important that you are confident in identifying our four target plant species. Below is some information to help you get stared.

How to identify our target species

Whether you're a beginner, or just want to refresh your memory, come along to one of our free training events, to help improve your survey and ID skills. You can also discuss ID and post your questions on our Community Science forum.

Alternatively, click on the images below to find out more about the four species, and use some of the downloadable resources and links below to learn about the plants and how to identify them:

Rowan Bilberry Crowberry Heather
Rowan Bilberry Crowberry Heather
       

Downloadable ID resources:

Training Presentation PDF 

Survey Guide PDF

MoorPLANTS  - Moors for the Future's free guide to moorland plants for iOS and Android devices.

Crowberry Factsheet - Courtesy of Arctic Flavours Association

Bilberry Factsheet -  Courtesy of Arctic Flavours Association

Winter twig ID sheet - Courtesy of the Woodland Trust

British Trees ID app - Woodland Trust's free Android and iOS app to identify British trees

 

 Links to external sites:

FSC logo Field Studies Council: Buy the FSC laminate guide to common moorland plants here.
Nature's Calendar Link to Nature's Calendar phenology survey including information on plant ID.
iSpot iSpot: Community where you can upload your photos for identification and help ID other people's pictures.
Woodland trust Woodland Trust guide to British trees.

 Illustration (c) Chris Shields 

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