When understanding the importance of knowing how to identify common flora and fauna, the health and safety of foresters and yourself are a serious consideration. There are a number plants and animals in British woodland that if treated incorrectly or are identified incorrectly could lead to serious harm. The skill of identification become even more important when foraging and sharing your finds(visit our foraging pages to find out more.
However, the importance of knowing flora and fauna needs to be coupled with first aid knowledge and an understanding of what to do in an emergency. Below you will find advice and guidance on what to do in the worst should happen: