I like to find the names of things. I’m not usually satisfied to title a photo ‘blue flower’ or ‘some kind of insect’. I like names. Sometimes it takes me ages to figure out what something is called, scouring various websites trying to match my plant or creature to one described.
Here are some of the things I’ve had to find names for over the last year. Most of them are things that were new to me this year, or if I’d seem them before I hadn’t found out what they were called. It’s always surprising that even though I generally stick to visiting the same areas again and again, I can still find something new!
By the way if you think any of my IDs are incorrect, please let me know – I’m always learning 🙂
If you find yourself trying to identify a plant or creature, here are some really useful websites to help you. These are only relevant if you’re in the UK. I’m sure there are equivalent websites elsewhere though.
- British Dragonfly Society
- Wildflower Finder
- British Bugs
- UK Butterflies
- UK Moths
- Bugs and Weeds
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Names. I went a little off topic as it said:
This week, share a photo that includes a name… Whatever you choose, make sure we can read the name!
No actual names visible in my photos I’m afraid, but they do have names 🙂