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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Useful links for Scholars

This page contains lots of useful information and links  to help you find our more  - we are always happy to add links and update information  please email us

Links to wildlife organisations and charities

Amateur Entomologists Society

Bat Conservation Trust

Botanical Society of the British Isles

British Arachnological Society

British Ecological Society

British Entomological & Natural History Society

British Lichen Society

British Trust for Ornithology


Butterfly Conservation

Focus on Nature - youth network

Hedge link

Mammal Society

Natural Shropshire

Pond conservation

Royal Entomological Society

Royal Meteorological Society


Soil and Earthworm Society

The Wildflower Society

The Wildlife Trusts  with links to all 47 Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK

UK Phenology                                                  


Recording and Identifying

Biological Records Centre

Bird Watching Guide

Botanical Society for the British Isles 

British Bugs

British Arachnological Society

BTO (British Trust for Ornithology)

BWARS (bee wasp and ant recording society)

Dipterists Forum

FSC Natural History courses - remember YDS get a bursary to support the cost of attending FSC courses

FSC Publications

Identiplant - on line plant ID courses



Leafhopper Recording Scheme

National Biodiversity Network


Royal Entomological Society

Riverfly recording scheme

Soil and earthworm Society

UK Ladybird Survey

The Wild Flower Society   

The Complete Guide to Birding

A Homeowner's Guide to Identifying Birds

A Kid's Guide to Bird-Watching in the Playground


Government Agencies concerned with Biodiversity and Conservation

Environment Agency

Forestry Commission 

Natural England  

Natural Resouces Wales                                                                                                                                   

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency                                                                                               

Scottish Natural Heritage                                                                          


Working in the Environment

There are many websites that advertise jobs and volunteering opportunities

The Conservation Volunteers

Countryside Job Service

Environment Job

Environment Jobs

Natural Talent -  apprenticeships

Operation Wallacea

Our Bright Future - projects throughout the UK for young people

Wildlife Extra