Animal Groups

Insects:

Citybugs

A terrific invertebrate diversity exploration based in the California Bay Area. The site has lots of excellent tools for identifying and learning about invertebrates, ideas for curricula, kids activities, and an 'ask an expert' link. Good site for kids and adults. (Insect identification tools are best for California, but there is lots of other information here too.)

Iowa State Entomology Index: K-12 Educators' Recommended Sites

Best compilation of online insect resources for kids and educators.

Young Entomologists's Society

Lots of information for kids and educators about insects.

The Butterfly Website

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Butterflies and Caterpillars

The Firefly Files

Information on firefly biology for kids.

Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)

Bug fun facts and activities for kids as well as teaching resources from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology.

Insect Cam, Iowa State Insect Zoo

Live insect video from an insect zoo.

Arachnids:

Arachnology

This is the largest collection of links to pages on spiders and their kin. There is a section of pages for kids too.

Birds:

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology - Online Bird Guide

A pull down list offers some accounts of bird species of North America.

Wild Bird Information for Children

Links to bird information geared towards children.

U.S. Geological Survey Bird Pages

Links to species accounts of North American birds.

Patuxent Bird Identification Info Center

Brief information on many species, with images, maps, and sometimes video. There's also a good glossary.

Mammals:

National Museum of Natural History, North American Mammals

Photos and range maps for North American Mammals.

The Squirrel Almanac

A site with information on North American tree squirrel species.

North American Bear Center

Information and kids stuff on North American bear species.

International Association for Bear Research and Management Species Descriptions

A great site for information on bears worldwide.

IUCN Canid Specialist Group

An organization that has excellent information on some dog, fox, and jackal species from around the world.

Marmots of the World

Information on the different species of marmots worldwide, including woodchucks.

World Wide Raccoon Web

A site with lots of information on raccoons.

Woodland Park Zoo Bear Cam

Live bear video.

Amphibians:

Wildlife and Natural History Q-Line

Do you have a question about Michigan wildlife? Check this site! If you can't find your question, you can submit it to a well-known Michigan naturalist.

Online Field Guides to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

List of links to online identification guides, has frogs and snakes of North America and a long list of sites for particular states.

All about frogs

Lots of silly frog fun, but also pretty informative, mostly about frogs as pets with some children's activities.

Frogs and Toads of Ohio

Detailed natural history and descriptions of frogs and toads of Ohio.

Reptiles:

Wildlife and Natural History Q-Line

Do you have a question about Michigan wildlife? Check this site! If you can't find your question, you can submit it to a well-known Michigan naturalist.

Online Field Guides to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America

List of links to online identification guides, has frogs and snakes of North America and a long list of sites for particular states.

Fish:

Wildlife Facts: All About Fish

Information on fish and their diversity.

 
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