A series of introductory guides for those new to the study of Natural History 

BEGINNERS GUIDES

Quick Guide to Identification
Guide to Common Garden Birds
An Introduction to Harvestmen
An Introduction to Commonly Seen Moths 
An Introduction to Pseudoscorpions (false scorpions)
Guide to Grass Snakes 
Guide to Grasshoppers and Bush-crickets
An Introduction to Tardigrades or “water bears”
Guide to Practical Field Work With Small Mammals 1
Guide to Practical Field Work With Small Mammals 2 

Note for Field Work with Small Mammals

It is a legal requirement to obtain a licence from Natural England if you intend to capture any species of shrews.

Some Longworth and other small mammal traps can be purchased with an escape hole for shrews. For more information contact Natural England www.naturalengland.gov.uk