Rather than reinvent the wheel describing wildlife and native plants we thought it best to provide links to these expert sites.
However, should you have a question you’d like us to answer regarding a specific species found in Jim’s photos or other natural history questions you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Between Jim and his wife Carol, who is a Naturalist, writer and lecturer, 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.
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 Wildones.org
For information regarding backyard habitats
The National Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat program
Go to www.nwf.org/backyard/
The Ohio Prairie Nursery
For a wonderful book on the Butterflies and their life cycle with amazing color images which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike go to http://www.butterflynature.com/index.html
A non profit animal sanctuary in California with the mission to rescue and provide sanctuary for exotic animals from around the world as well as native wildlife. For more information go to their website http://wildlifewaystation.org/
A beginners guide to bird watching go to http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/birdwatching-guide/