The Forest Wiki

The nature guide is a chapter of the survival guide in which the player automatically notes what plants and animals they have found so far. It also gives an overview of what plants and animals can be found in The Forest.

The chapter is divided into two sections, the first containing two pages of plants and the second containing three pages of animals. Each kind of animals and plants has a box next to it, that is checked when the player encountered that animal or plant. An encounter is defined as picking or eating a plant or spotting an animal respectively.

Plant Life[]

# Natures Guide Nature Guide Image In-Game Image
1 AloeNaturesGuide.png
Aloe vera
NatureGuideAloe.png AloeFarket.png
1 BlackberriesNaturesGuide.png
Rubus ursinus
NatureGuideBlackberry.png BlackberryFarket.png
1 Oval-leavedBlueberriesNaturesGuide.png
Oval-leaved Blueberries
Vaccinium ovalifollium
NatureGuideBlueberry.png BlueberryFarket.png
1 ChanterelleMushroomNaturesGuide.png
Chanterelle Mushroom
Cantharellus cibarius
NatureGuideChanterelle.png ChanterelleMushroomFarket.png
1 ChicoryNaturesGuide.png
Cichorium intybus
NatureGuideChicory.png ChicoryFarket.png
1 ConeflowerNaturesGuide.png
Echinacea purpurea
NatureGuideConeflower.png ConeflowerFarket.png
1 DanedelionNaturesGuide.png
taraxacum officinale
NatureGuideDandelion.png Dandelion.jpg
1 DeerMushroomNaturesGuide.png
Deer Mushroom
Pluteus cervinus
NatureGuideDeerMushroom.png DeerMushroomFarket.png
1 FireweedNaturesGuide.png
Chamerion angustifolium
NatureGuideFireweed.png Fireweed.jpg
2 FlyAgaricNaturesGuide.png
Amanita Mushroom
Fly Agaric
Amanita muscaria
NatureGuideFlyAgaric.png AmanitaMushroomFarket.png
2 HorsetailNaturesGuide.png
NatureGuideHorsetail.png Horsetail.jpg
2 JackOLanternMushroomNaturesGuide.png
Jack O Lantern Mushroom
Omphalotus olearius
NatureGuideJackoLantern.png JackMushroomFarket.png
2 LibertyCapMushroomNaturesGuide.png
Liberty Cap Mushroom
Psilocybe semilanceata
NatureGuideLibertyCap.png LibertyCapFarket.png
2 MarigoldNaturesGuide.png
Calendula officinalis
NatureGuideMarigold.png MarigoldFarket.png
2 PoisonPowderPuffMushroomNaturesGuide.png
Poison Powderpuff Mushroom
Findous meous
NatureGuidePowderpuff.png PuffMushroomFarket.png
2 SnowberryNaturesGuide.png
Symphoricarpos albus
NatureGuideSnowberry.png SnowberriesFarket.png
2 ThistleNaturesGuide.png
Carduus marianus
NatureGuideThistle.png Thistle.jpg
2 TwinBerryNaturesGuide.png
Lonicera involucrata
NatureGuideTwinberry.png TwinberryFarket.png

Animal Life[]

# Natures Guide Nature Guide Image In-Game Image
1 BigBrownBatNaturesGuide.png
Big Brown Bat
Eptesicus fuscus
NatureGuideBrownBat.png BatFarket.png
1 BlueCheekButterflyfishNaturesGuide.png
Surgeon Fish
Zebrasoma xanthurum
NatureGuideYellowtail.png Fish Blue Butterfly.png
1 BluebirdNaturesGuide.png
Mountain Bluebird
Sialia currucoides
NatureGuideBluebird.png BlueBirdFarket.png
1 BoarNaturesGuide.png
Wild Boar
Sus scrofa
NatureGuideBoar.png BoarFarket.png
1 CanadaGooseNaturesGuide.png
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
NatureGuideCanadaGoose.png GooseFarket.png
1 CardinalNaturesGuide.png
Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
NatureGuideCardinal.png RedBirdFarket.png
1 CaveFishNaturesGuide.png
Ozark cavefish
Amblyopsis rosae
NatureGuideCaveFish.png CaveFishFarket.png
1 CrocodileNaturesGuide.png
Nile crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus
NatureGuideCroc.png CrocodileFarket.png
1 CrowNaturesGuide.png
Northwestern crow
Corvus caurinus
NatureGuideCrow.png CrowFarket.png
2 DeerNaturesGuide.png
White-tailed deer
Odocoileus virginianus
NatureGuideDeer.png DeerFarket.png
2 EuropeanRabbitNaturesGuide.png
European Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus
NatureGuideRabbit.png RabbitFarket.png
2 GlaucousWingedGullNaturesGuide.png
Glaucous Winged Gull
Larus hyperboreus
NatureGuideGlaceousgull.png SeagullFarket.png
2 GoannaLizardNaturesGuide.png
Tree Goanna
Varanus varius
NatureGuideGoanna.png LizardFarket.png
2 GreatWhiteSharkNaturesGuide.png
Great White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias
NatureGuideShark.png SharkFarket.png
2 LoggerheadSeaTurtleNaturesGuide.png
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Caretta caretta
NatureGuideTurtle.png TurtleFarket.png
2 RaccoonNaturesGuide.png
Procyon lotor
NatureGuideRaccoon.png RaccoonFarket.png
2 Red-billedGullNaturesGuide.png
Ring-Billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
NatureGuideGlaceousgull.png SeagullFarket.png
2 RobinNaturesGuide.png
American Robin
Turdus migratorius
NatureGuideRobin.png BrownBirdFarket.png
3 SnowshoeRabbitNaturesGuide.png
Snowshoe Hare
Lepus americanus
NatureGuideSnowRabbit.png WhiteRabbitFarket.png
3 SquirrelNaturesGuide.png
American Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
NatureGuideSquirrel.png SquirrelFarket.png
3 TortoiseNaturesGuide.png
Testudo graeca
NatureGuideTortoise.png Tortoise Farket.png
3 YellowBlackDotFishNaturesGuide.png
Rock Beauty Fish
Holacanthus tricolor
NatureGuideRockbeauty.png Fish Yellow Black Dot.png
3 YellowButterFlyFishNaturesGuide.png
Bluecheek butterflyfish
Chaetodon semilarvatus
NatureGuideBlueCheek.png Fish Yellow Butterfly.png
3 YellowtailSnapperNaturesGuide.png
Paracanthurus hepatus
NatureGuidePaletteSurgeon.png Fish Blue Yellowtail.png
3 CarpNaturesGuide.png
Carp koi
Cyprinus carpio haematopterus

There are two types of carp
Fish Carp Big.png
3 CarpNaturesGuide.png
Cyprinus carpio

Fish Carp Normal.png
3 CodNaturesGuide.png
Pacific Cod
Gadus macvocephalus
NatureGuideCod.png Fish Cod.png
3 CodNaturesGuide.png
Pacific Cod
Gadus macvocephalus

There are two types of cod
Fish Temp Cod Geo.png

Known Bugs[]

  • "Twinberry" also appears on the last page of the animal life section (confirmed in v0.60b).
  • Even though all animals are listed in alphabetical order, the carp and cod appear on page 3, between animals whose names start with "y".
  • Currently the oyster is not listed in the nature guide (confirmed in v0.60b).
  • In the nature guide there are inconsistencies in the names of animals and their images. Maybe fix it.


  • Currently, the nature guide lists "Twinberry" and "Snowberry" in singular, whereas "Blueberries" and "Blackberries" appear in plural (confirmed in v0.60b).
  • The nature guide does not list animals passive to the player, as for instance spiders or starfish. This might be due to the developers not wanting to cause confusion where to find these creatures as the player would not have a well defined action when to mark them in their guide.

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Update History[]

Version Changes
v1.0 All plants in the nature guide are now checked off by looking at them briefly in the world

Added plant/animal specific message when ticking off stuff in nature guide

New check off animals system added with drawings. As you find animals and plants in the world, the greyscale drawings will turn to colored pictures. To activate, look at animals or plants up close for a short period of time.