Life is everywhere: and the Discover Life site helps you sort it all out.
Life is everywhere: and the Discover Life site helps you sort it all out.Courtesy Mark Ryan
Discover Life looks to be a great site that can help you identify or get vast amounts of information about plants or animals you see or come across in your daily travels, or just want to know more about. The following description comes from their homepage:

"We provide free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,354,546 species pages."

That's a lot of species pages. I did a search for the common crow and found tons of information and links about the Corvidae family which includes crows, magpies, ravens, jays, and allies. It brought up a list of 128 genera with links to countless (meaning I didn't count them) species. Plus some pages come with photos you can enlarge and zoom into for close-ups of different details. There are also interactive global maps displaying the ranges of species, and when I checked out "crocodile" it led me to this surprising link. I had no idea.

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bryan kennedy's picture

No way?! They found a Caiman in Hennepin County, MN before? There's got to be more background on that story.

posted on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:07pm

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