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Natural Environment (376 entries)

  
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  • If a picture is a thousand words, this site gives the Encyclopedia Brittanica a run for its money! Thousands of photographs representing plant species are found here, accompanied by maps indicating that plant's distribution. It's not just for Floridians either a quick scan shows bunches of plants found as far North as Manitoba!   [Google cache]
  • Looking for information about a plant growing in your California backyard? Or maybe you're in the Midwest or on the East Coast with some heat-tolerant plants outside your window. Either way, you can probably find a photograph of it in this enormous database. More than 20,000 images were drawn from both public and private collections to illustrate foliar, floral, and fruiting characteristics. You can even search for plants by type, color, or photographer!   [Google cache]
  • Eric Thiel has done a phenomenal job putting together a list of natural resources in Indiana. Each of the 100+ listings includes directions and plants of interest (sometimes with photographs!). Also available for order online is a specialized book focusing on West Central Indiana.   [Google cache]
  • Grand Prairie Friends is an organization of volunteers from all walks of life who share a commitment to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie in east-central Illinois.   [Google cache]
  • An 800 member organization, the Iowa Prairie Network is dedicated to creating awareness of and preservation of tallgrass prairies.   [Google cache]
  • An excellent resource by Ken Robertson, a Botanist and Curator of the University of Illinois Natural History Survey Herbarium. Includes lists of tallgrass prairie species, Web links, and publications.   [Google cache]
  • Inside Winnipeg, the Living Prairie Museum is a 30 acre tallgrass prairie preserve with over 160 species of prairie plants.   [Google cache]
  • A Journey Through Texas", written by Frederick Law Olmsted chronicles a saddle-trip on the southwestern frontier. There are some wonderful passages about the Blackland Prairie in Texas, starting around page 92.   [Google cache]
  • An exploration of the landscapes, wildlife and flowers of Mt. Pelion, Greece, through a series of original photographs and sketches.   [Google cache]
  • This site, run by the Nature Conservancy of Texas, presents information about Texas "plains and prairies" ecoregions.   [Google cache]
  • A good set of links, up to date news, and recommended reading for Illinois prairiegoers (of course, this is worth visiting if you're from anywhere else too).   [Google cache]
  • This mail order nursery specializes in quality wildflowers and native grasses. They have a wonderful planning guide that outlines the steps in prairie establishment.   [Google cache]
  • Dedicated to the preservation of our environment through photography and education." Photographer Gary D. Tonhouse presents some beautiful pictures of our natural environment at this site.    [Google cache]
  • Our mission is to create an awareness and appreciation for prairie ecosystems and all they represent and support, and to further the conservation and restoration of these systems, recognizing their benefit to individuals, communities and wildlife." This seed company provides seed mixes for prairie restorations.   [Google cache]



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