FSC Year End Book sale

Year End book sale

The FSC Year End book sale 2019 is now on! Browse the full list at FSC Publications.

Running from 18 November to 8 December, there's up to 25% off the usual price of a range of our books and charts. A great Christmas gift for the wildlife enthusiast.

Winter trees A photographic guide to common trees


The AIDGAP Winter trees photographic guide covers 36 of the common broad-leaved deciduous trees that are most likely to be found in the UK, as well as a few rarer trees.


Slugs of Britain and Ireland

Identification, understanding and control


The AIDGAP Slugs identification guide covers all the slugs of Britain and Ireland.

While researching for the book the authors set out to find all 36 known UK species, they were surprised to come across several they didn’t recognise. Although slug species can vary enormously in appearance, and several are difficult to identify, further work, including DNA analysis, confirmed that they were distinct species.

A key to the major groups of British freshwater invertebrates


The AIDGAP Freshwater invertebrates identification guide is designed to help non-specialists identify the invertebrates found in pools, lakes, streams and rivers.

Designed for use with living specimens in the field, behavioural characters are given particular emphasis, but full morphological descriptions are also included. Characters which require considerable expertise or expensive equipment have been avoided.

Key to the earthworms of the UK and Ireland


The AIDGAP Earthworms identification guide covers all the species of earthworms found living freely in the UK and Ireland. Since publication of the First Edition in 2012, there has been an explosion of interest in earthworms, with many more people actively recording earthworms and submitting records to the National Scheme. The Second Edition is twice as long as the First Edition and includes several new features:

  • Extra key to earthworms found in artificial environments (such as heated greenhouses)
  • New guidance on earthworm dissection and internal anatomy
  • Expanded introductory section on earthworm ecology and biology
  • Many new photographs within the Species Accounts taken especially for this guide, including lots of live specimens
  • New line drawings of the tubercula pubertatis for all species where this character is present
  • Updates to distribution and status information for each species in the light of new data

Illustrated key to the families of British springtails (Collembola)


This AIDGAP guide in the fold-out guide style is an illustrated key to the families of Collembola in Britain. Although not as detailed as Hopkin (2007), the authors hope that this guide will encourage more recording of these tiny but vital animals.

Illustrated key to the British False Scorpions (Pseudoscorpions)


Most people who see a false scorpion for the first time are fascinated. Although tiny (4mm or less), their body shape is intriguing and can be discerned with the naked eye. The AIDGAP False Scorpions Guide, in the fold-out guide style, is an illustrated key to the 27 species found in the British Isles.

British Plant Galls


The AIDGAP Plant galls identification guide contains around 300 keys to galls on plants in Britain, arranged alphabetically by genus of host plant.

The publication of the first edition of British Plant Galls in 2002, itself building on an earlier guide produced in 1986, stimulated more interest in plant galls, resulting in the discovery of new galls and galls that had been inadequately described or illustrated.

This fully revised second edition includes new and expanded keys to incorporate changes in nomenclature which have accumulated since 2002. Additional galls have been illustrated and many figures replaced, with new drawings based on British specimens.

Shropshire craneflies


Shropshire Craneflies is both an up-to-date distribution atlas for Shropshire and a set of identification keys to the 245 taxa recorded in the county.

Based on over 10 000 records of craneflies and their allies, this volume is a comprehensive update to the first Shropshire atlas produced in 2007. Fieldwork since then has generated 5800 new records and added 21 species to the Shropshire list. Shropshire is a large inland county containing a great deal of habitat diversity within its boundaries. Significant areas for craneflies include the dingle woodlands of Ironbridge Gorge, the wetlands of the Meres and Mosses and the calcareous habitats of Wenlock Edge, Oswestry Hills and the Wyre Forest. All 870 whole tetrads, plus a further 65 part tetrads around the edge of the county, have been recorded.

A guide to the identification of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in winter


The AIDGAP Trees in winter guide covers over 70 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in winter. Using line drawings of key characters, the identification key mainly uses buds, but also refers to bark, twigs and habitat where helpful.

Plant identification for Phase 1 habitat survey: grassland and marsh


Featuring 44 indicator species, this guide is designed to help you carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey of grassland and marsh habitats, following the guidelines set out in the JNCC Handbook.

Plant identification for Phase 1 habitat survey: heaths and mires


Featuring 62 indicator species, this guide is designed to help you carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey of heath and mire habitats, following the guidelines set out in the JNCC Handbook.