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General Nature Links

Page history last edited by John W Lehman 4 years, 11 months ago

 

Natural History

 

Encyclopedia of Life

An ongoing project intended to create an online reference source and database for every one of the 1.8 million species that are named and known on this planet. Each organism’s home page should eventually (as appropriate) provide a description and photos of the species, vocalizations, research data, range maps, habitat, life history, evolution and systematics, interesting facts, common names, references, and more. For example, from the peregrine falcon page you can view over a dozen stunning photos and learn that it is the fastest animal recorded, diving at speeds in excess of 200 m.p.h. The site welcomes contributions by amateurs as well as professionals.

http://www.eol.org/

 

eNature

“The web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States.” Includes on-line field guides to birds (including audio) and a variety of plant and animal species.

http://www.enature.com/home/

 

Ontario Field Naturalists

This website is geared mainly to people living in Ontario. It includes a links section, with links to field naturalist clubs, forums, field volunteering, etc.; and a field guide section that attempts to list and review useful field guides on all aspects of nature. The rest of the website is geared to the Nipissing District and includes a North Bay Christmas Bird Count section and a section on checklists (including an astronomy checklist).

http://www.ontariofieldnaturalists.org/

 

Canadian Museum of Nature

Information about the collections at Canada’s leading natural sciences and natural history museum (Ottawa).

http://www.nature.ca/

 

Royal British Columbia Museum

Collections of artifacts, documents and specimens of BC's natural and human history. Includes a searchable collection database.

http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/MainSite/

 

The Field Museum of Natural History

The museum's collections include more than twenty million specimens and form the foundation of the Museum's exhibition, research and education programs. Many of its exhibits are described, with photos.

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/

 

National Museum of Natural History

Part of the Smithsonian Institution. “Dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.” Contains more than 125 million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts, including 30 million insects carefully pinned into tiny boxes.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/

 

Science North

Website of the Science North museum in Sudbury, Ontario and also the new Dynamic Earth geology and mining centre, which is home to the famous “Big Nickel.”

http://sciencenorth.on.ca/

 

Discovery Channel

Website of TV’s Discovery Channel features Animal Planet, Planet Green (about sustainable living), the Science Channel, and others. For example, Animal Planet includes videos, blogs, newsletters etc. about pets and wild animals. A new Canadian web site, Discovery Canada, can be accessed at http://www.discovery.ca/

http://dsc.discovery.com/

 

Nature Through the Lens

Photographic nature studies in Northern Ontario by Mario Borsato.

http://www.naturethroughthelens.com/Page1-main.html

 

The Canadian Wildlife & Wilderness Art Museum

The works of Canada's internationally acclaimed wildlife and wilderness painters, sculptors, and carvers are being organized into a permanent showcase in this online Museum.

 http://www.magma.ca/~cawa/

 

Biology in the Yahoo! Directory

Provides many links to websites on botany, mycology, zoology, etc. The “Animals, Insects, and Pets” category under “Zoology” includes sites on taxonomic groups of animals and insects as well as sites dedicated to individual species.

http://d1.dir.ac2.yahoo.com/Science/Biology/

 

The Boreal Forest Website

Goal is to become the largest online repository of boreal forest information in the world. Includes useful information about Ontario’s Northwest Forest.

http://www.borealforest.org/index.php

 

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

Best site to learn about all the plants and animals of the Piedmont (in southeast U.S.). Has some spectacular photos of hummingbirds, including white ones.

http://www.hiltonpond.org/

 

Miscellaneous Nature

 

Wikipedia

An enormous information resource with articles containing mostly reliable information contributed by users. For example, check out the entry on the Kirtland’s warbler at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirtland's_Warbler.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

Google Earth

Satellite photos and maps of any place on Earth.

http://earth.google.com/

 

LSSU Biology Department

In addition to information about the LSSU biology department programs, this site includes information about the LSSU Aquatic Research Lab and a webcam that shows fish swimming in the fish tanks.

http://www.lssu.edu/biology/

 

 

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