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Some Great Online References (off this site):

Wildflowers & Plants:  USDA Plants Database   •   eNature Wildflower Field Guides        

Animals: Animal Diversity WebNational Wildlife Federation        

Snakes: University of Pittsburgh -- Snakes of North America     

Reptiles & Amphibians In General: eNature Reptile & Amphibian Field Guides

Insects: BugGuide.net   •  eNature Insect & Spider Field Guides                            

Birds: Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds   •   eNature Bird Field Guides                                               

Butterflies: Butterflies and Moths of North America    •   eNature Butterflies Field Guide                              

Trees: National Arbor Day Foundation  •  eNature Trees Field Guide                  

Mammals: eNature Mammals Field Guide                

Environmental Science: EPA Environmental Protection Agency      

Earth Sciece and Ecology: NASA

Weather: NOAA

 

Some of Our Favorite Reference Books:

Wildflowers & Plants:
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb's Wildflower Guide, Little Brown and Company, 1977

Reptiles and Amphibians In General:
A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians
Conant, Roger. A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians. Houghton Mifflin 1998

Insects:
A Field Guide to Insects
Borror, Donald J. and White, Richard E. A Field Guide to Insects. Houghton Mifflin, 1970

Birds:
Birds of North America
Robbins,Chandler S., Birds of North America, Golden Field Guides, St Martin Press, 2001

Butterflies:
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies. Knopf; Chanticleer Press Ed edition 1981

Trees:
Trees of North America
Brockman, Frank C. Trees of North America, Golden Press, 1979

Mammals:
A Field Guide to Mammals
William H. Burt and Richard P. Grossenheider. A Field Guide to the Mammals of all North American, Houghton Mifflin, 1976

Anatomy:
Elaine N. Marieb. Human Anatomy and Physiology, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc. 2003

 

Privacy Policy:
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