Links

Regarding Links – Carol and her husband Jim say “Rather than reinvent the wheel describing wildlife and native plants we thought it best to send you to these expert sites. However, should you have a question you’d like us to answer regarding natural history questions you are welcome to send us an email at askcrow@yahoo.com.  Between Carol and her husband Jim, who is a wildlife photographer and one of them will be likely to help you.

If you are interested in what’s happening with birds and biodiversity in Ohio and elsewhere, Jim McCormac’s blog gives you up to date information about what going on across the state of Ohio and beyond. He is the current President of Ohio Ornithological Society and an incredible botanist. Jim shares natural history tidbits and his unique sense of humor through his blog.

Go to http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/

To learn more about the natural history of birds, including habitat, behavior and sound we suggest you visit the site for the Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology. For Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology

Go to www.birds.cornell.edu

Or their shared site with the Audubon Society called BIRDSOURCE

Go to www.birdsource.org

Within many states, the Department of Natural Resources or Department of Conservation is an excellent source for natural history regarding wildlife and habitats in your state. Considering visiting your state’s Department of Forestry, and Division of Natural Areas and Preserves website.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Including the Division of Wildlife, Department of Natural Areas and Preserves and the Department of Forestry

Go to www.ohiodnr.com

For Information regarding North American Native Plants:

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Resources

Conservation Service PLANTS Database

Go to http://plants.usda.gov/

North American Native Plant Society

Go to www.nanps.org

Wild Ones – Native Plants and Natural Landscapes

Go to www.for-wild.org

One of the finest Audubon chapters – Audubon Miami Valley

Go to www.amvohio.org

For information regarding backyard habitats

The National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat program

Go to www.nwf.org/backyard/

For wonderful information about Butterflies and their life cycle and how to invite them into your garden

Go to www.gardenswithwings.com

For plant & seed resources – The Ohio Prairie Nursery

Go to www.ohioprairienursery.com