Nature Web Sites



Birds

Birding in BC (Added 25 Nov 2010)


Blogs

Native Plant Girl (Added 18 Oct 2010)
Toronto
Steve Wilson - Conservationist (Added 18 Oct 2010)
Ohio; interesting list of Blogs he follows


Environmental Education

Barefoot Mapping Guidebook (Added 13 Sep 2010)
Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence (Added 13 Sep 2010; Modified 12 Dec 2010)
Excellence in Environmental Education Guidelines for Learning (K-12) (Added 13 Sep 2010; Modified 12 Dec 2010)
Going Wild: Guidebook for Educators Grade 4-7 (Added 13 Sep 2010)
Wild Products from BC's Coastal Rainforest; 103 pdf file

Etc

Astronomy (Added 16 Mar 10)
my Astronomy links
Astronomical Applications (Added 20 Mar 10)
sun & moon data; seasons
Aurora Monitor (Added 28 Oct 07)
monitors aurora activity in Northern hemisphere
Autumn Customs & Lore (Added 27 May 07)
Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
BC Species and Ecosystems Search (Added 9 May 09)
"Generate lists of provincial species and ecological communities based on a number of criteria option"
Earth/Sun Relations and Seasons Tutorial (Added 12 Oct 09)
Earthview (Added 12 Oct 09)
Group Activities, Exercises & Initiatives (Added 25 Mar 2010)
HOME - The Movie (Added 17 Apr 2010)
100% aerial video footage from over 50 countries result in stunning documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand; "We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film"; www.home-2009.com
How A Bird Flies (Added 1 Jul 07)
video
Pebbles: Field Guide To The Identification (Added 6 Jun 09)
2 pg pdf, colour illustrated indentification guide to common beach pebbles; University of Victoria, BC
Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory: E. Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands (Added 9 May 09)
Sun, Moon & Season Calendar (Added 23 Jul 09)
Tide Tables - Victoria, BC (Added 18 Jun 09)
Sooke #1, Sooke #2; Govt of Canada
Wild Side Art - Briony Penn (Added 13 Sep 2010)


EthnoBotany

Camas: The Queen Root Of This Clime (Added 19 Mar 10)
"ethnoecological investigations of blue camas (Camassia leichtlinii (Baker) Wats., C. quamash (Pursh) Greene ; Liliaceae) and its landscapes on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia"; thesis of Brenda Raye Beckwith
Wade Davis' Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters (Added 8 Apr 10)
TED Talk: Endangered Cultures (2003) ; TED Talk: worldwide web of belief and ritual (2008); YouTube; Explorer Wade Davis on Vanishing Cultures (Jun 2002); on "The Wayfinders" - 1; on "The Wayfinders" - 2;
Ethnobotanical Dictionary (Added 27 Dec 07)
International Society of EthnoBiology (Added 19 Mar 10)
Pacific Northwest Region (Added 19 Mar 10)
National Biological Information Infrastructure - Geographic Perspectives; "biological and environmental data and information needs of concern or importance to the stakeholders of the region"
Ryan Drum: Island Herbs (Added 12 Nov 10)
University of North Carolina Herbarium (Added 19 Mar 10)
distribution maps; Atlas of Flora of the SE USA; Weakley's Flora of Carolinas, Virginia, Florida, northern Florida (924 pg pdf file)
WTU Herbarium Image Collection (Added 20 Mar 09)
Zipcode Zoo (Added 28 Mar 2010)
Index to Plant Descriptions



Gardening



Marine

Microscopic Marine Life (Added 20 Apr 10)
12 photos


Plant ID

Andy's Northern Ontario Wildflowers (Added 29 Aug 10)
photos, ID
Grasses In North America (Added 18 Jun 09)
Poison Plant Patch (Added 17 Apr 2010)
Terrestrial Invasive and Introduced Plant Identification (Added 18 Jun 09)


Weather

Cloud Appreciation Society (Added 24 Mar 08; Modified 12 Dec 10)
see Gallery for photos
Environment Canada's Weather Office (Added 27 May 07)
Humidity Tutorial (Added 12 Oct 09)
Water, Changes in State and Latent Heat, Expressing Humidity, Adiabatic Processes and Lapse Rates, The Mountain
Weather Doctor (Added 27 May 07)
"Exploring the Science and Poetry of Our Weather and Atmosphere"; BC; Dr. Keith C. Heidorn Nature Photo Gallery
Wind Chill (Added 27 May 07)
Environment Canada