Age Range: All
Format: Laminated guide
Author: Lyn Merrick
Discover the natural world with attractive guides which will help you, your family, school or organisation, to identify and appreciate the wonderful wildlife in your local environment.
The guides are A3 laminated and folded identification keys, they enable identification using easy to follow key questions with clear illustrations that are attractive to study.
Flowers of chalk grassland
Flowers are sorted by the numbers of petals. Illustrations of each species show: plant, detail of flower and leaf, height and time of flowering.
Side 1: flowers with irregular petals, further divided by being with or without a lower lobe. Flowers with six or more petals, further divided into being daisy-like, dandelion-like or shaving-brush shaped
Side 2: flowers with up to four petals, further divided into either having four petals or stamens only. Flowers with five petals, further divided into either having five regular petals or bell-shaped
Wild flowers of grassland
Side 1: flowers with five and irregular petals
Side 2: flowers with four and six plus petals
Flowers of the hedgerow
Flowers are sorted into families by the numbers of petals. Illustrations of each species show: plant, flower detail, leaf detail and fruit.
Side 1: flowers with up to four petals. Flowers with five petals
Side 2: Flowers with six or more petals. Flowers with irregular petals
Grasses are sorted by the shape of their flower head. Illustrations of each species show: flower head, leaves, spikelet and ligule.
Side 1: grasses with flower heads shaped as: cylinder-shaped, stiff bristles, chunky, delicate
Side 2: grasses with flower heads shaped as: one-sided, pyramid shaped, bent bristles, zig zag, straight bristles