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Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Free Bird ID App

From Cornell’s site: “The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.” Visit the site here to learn more about birds and to download their free bird ID app here.

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Pocket Urban Foraging Guide (UK)

Pocket Urban Foraging Guide designed by the Wild Food School in the United Kingdom, provides basic information on the most common edibles found in “temperate northern urban environments” in the UK. Though written for the the UK, most of the species included are common throughout North America as well. The guide briefly discusses legality, etiquette, safety and tolerances to wild edibles. You may download the guide here: Pocket Urban Foraging Guide-Wild Food School UK

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Bug of the Week – a blog by Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D. – “The Bug Guy”

Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at The University of Maryland, has written Bug of the Week for eight years, and is a frequent guest bug expert for Good Morning America, NPR, and other news outlets. If you have any interest in bugs, visit this fascinating site.

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Butterflies of Connecticut

 Woodside Gardens, The Registry of Nature Habitats, provides this excellent resource.  Visit abirdshome HERE.

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The following are links to videos of the listed topic. You may have to sit through a short advertisement first.

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