Clear, colourful and compact illustrated field guides for bees, birds or butterflies.
These charts are part of the FSC’s range of fold-out charts, designed to help users identify a wide range of plants and animals. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups. Each chart is laminated to make it shower-proof and robust for use outdoors.
Bees Field Guide
Produced in conjunction with the invertebrate conservation charity Bug life, this eight page chart shows 28 species of bee, most of which can commonly be seen flying in domestic gardens.
As well as the ‘Big Six’ bumblebees, the chart includes representatives of mining bees, cavity-nesting bees and cuckoo bees. Silhouettes next to each image show the typical life-size for each species. Text on the reverse side includes a table, with full cross-referencing to the images, which gives further information on flight periods, distribution of each species in Britain, and useful pointers to help distinguish between similar-looking species.
This is the ideal guide to help identify some of the main species of social and solitary bees in the UK. The guide’s laminated surface can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth.
Birds Field Guide
This fold-out chart is designed to help with the identification of the majority of bird species likely to be found in a British garden throughout the year.
Choose the colour of the bird and its size, and you should be able to put a name to it. Different forms for males, females and juveniles are shown where appropriate to help with identification. The choice of ‘top 50’ is based on the relative abundance of species recorded in the UK by the BTO Garden Bird Watch survey.
This is the ideal guide to keep handy for garden bird identification and information.
Butterflies Field Guide
This eight panel laminated chart is designed for speedy butterfly identification in the field. It features colour illustrations arranged so that similar species are grouped next to each other.
The guide shows all the 57 butterfly species that you are likely to see in Britain and all are depicted at life size. The text gives further background information on the life-cycle, habitats and feeding patterns of butterflies.
This is the ideal guide to keep handy for butterfly identification and information.