Links

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 jmundyphotography@gmail.com .   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.

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 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

Go to www.ohioprairienursery.com

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/