World Bird Sites
Birds of Prey
- The Peregrine Fund Fantastic site that supports re-population of birds of prey.
- Explore Birds of Prey from “The Peregrine Fund” website-excellent pictures and info about different birds of prey.
- Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre Northumberland England
- World Owl Trust England
- Videos of Birds of Prey (and more) National Geographic
- NY State Ornithological assoc.
- What Bird (birds of N.America)
- Blue Bird Nest Live Webcam (only operates during nesting season, obviously!)
- Great Backyard Bird Count-Cornell Univ.
- eBird online sightings list
- Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
- RSPB Bird Identifier I love this! For the UK- get your mystery bird photos out and try this page!
- BBC Nature Garden Birds -videos! see many species at bottom of page, click pictures, LOVE IT!
- Bird Guides Website with lots of info and photos of birds of UK and Ireland.
- North Northumberland Bird Club Northumberland, England – I can’t wait to join!
Butterflies, Moths + Bug sites
- Butterflies and Moths of North America Wow, phenomenal site, I created an account so I can share my photos!
- Butterflies of North America (Cirrus Images) Great page with lots of photos.
- The Butterfly Site
- The Butterfly Site New York Butterflies
- New York Times article on Native Bees April 2008
- Bugguide.net Excellent site for looking up bugs from the USA, lots of pics under images.
- American Insects Great site full of gorgeous photos, I just identified two new dragonfly sightings using these pages!
- North American Insects and Spiders (Cirrus Images) Wow! this is a great online source of photos to help you identify things!
- Bug Page a collection of bug groups, you click on the pictures to see many more photos by Richard Seaman, great pics!
- Caterpillar Page a collection of caterpillar pictures by Richard Seaman, great for trying to figure your new find out.
- Singing Insects of North America Good website to listen to and identify calls of Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids
- Moth Photographers Group A great website for help identifying your North American mystery moths.
- “BBC Nature Wildlife” Video clips about butterflies and moths, fascinating!!
- Butterflies- N.East, England
- Butterfly Conservation-UK
- Butterflies- Lake District, England
- The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Captain’s Butterfly Guide UK Uk Butterfly information, great looking site.
- Captain’s European Butterfly Guide A UK site but with links to European butterflies.
- Butterflies of Singapore Blog with photos
Botanical – Flower / Plant Sites
General Nature Sites
- BBC Nature Videos – Garden Wildlife-see linked pics below, ALL KINDS of animals + creatures to explore!
- BBC Nature Podcasts – Click to listen on your computer while you work or relax!
- UK Safari Website for wildlife and countryside of Britain, very nice.
- Bat Conservation website
- Wolf Gardens Wildlife Rehab. Cntr.
- eNature- ID anything in USA! Field Guides
- eNature – Home page
- Salamander page Pa. Fish + Boat Comm.
- Encyclopedia of Life-Smithsonian Museum
- Ross Park Zoo, Binghamton I used to be a Zookeeper here!
- Wildlife Extra – worldwide wildlife info
- Dept. of Environmental Conservation (D.E.C.)
- The Boulmer Birder (website) Northumberland, England
Nature Related Blogs
- http://walkthewilderness.blogspot.com/ Nature Blog in India.
- The Boulmer Birder (Blog) Northumberland, England nature and birds
- The Northumberland Naturalist
- http://www.bugdreams.com/ Excellent blog with bugs + birds
- Quicksilvercountry Blog from England
- Blog filled with great photos and entries, enter your bird photos in their Photographer’s Weekly page.
- http://www.picusblog.com/ Blog about birds
Western New York Nature Orgs, Parks etc
- Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga
- Western New York Hikes
- Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
- Allegany State Park
- Tillman Wildlife Preserve
- Clarence Escarpment Sanctuary (I found this link a bit uninspiring, click here for my blog post about it and see photos and sketches).
- Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
- Burchfield Nature and Art Center
- Buffalo Botanical Gardens
- Hawk Creek
- Buffalo Ornithological Society
- Reinstein Woods
- Penn Dixie Paleontological + Outdoor Education Center
- Como Lake Park
- Buffalo Zoo
- Buffalo Museum of Science
Related to Ancient Historical Information
Rock Art, Celtic Ring Forts, Roman Forts. To me these all relate to nature as they are found while hiking and painting in the great outdoors!
- http://www.rockartuk.fotopic.net/ Great site to see photos of Rock Art around the UK, they kindly put a link to my blog post about “Old Bewick” see it on their page here: http://www.rockartuk.fotopic.net/c276541.html
Places of Interest
- Muncaster Castle I stayed here in the Western most part of the Lake District in England, amazing place!
- Round Top Park Endicott NY My home town park where I went hiking as a teenager, it used to be an Iroquois Indian site and I was born in the hospital on that hill!
Animal Rescue Organizations
- ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Pet Finder.com Amazing number of links for animal shelters + pet rescue.
- Buffalo Paws and Claws Adoption site that tries to use foster homes when they can.
- Life Long Tails An organization located in Cheektowaga, NY helping SMALL animals, please visit their website and blog to see pictures.