Found a strange insect in your garden, an unusual plant in the park or a fossil on the beach? You can get help identifying it here.
Whether you are an amateur naturalist, an expert or just curious, you can ask – or help answer – all sorts of questions about the UK’s biodiversity and our team of Museum scientists are online to help.
As well as uploading a photograph, please tell us where you found your specimen. If possible please comment on its size, or include a scale, such as a ruler or a coin, in the photograph.
Visit the Natural History Museum website for other ways we can help identify something you have found.
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Found a bug in your back garden, ants at the allotment or a spider on the stairs?
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Teeth, bones and skulls are all commonly found, but it can be quite a challenge to identify the part of the skeleton they belong to or the animal from which they originated.
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Found a rock, fossil or mineral and want to learn out more about it?
- 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Put all your other finds in here, and we'll answer them.
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