Here are some of our favorite reputable, fact-based links.

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Aquatic Invertebrates and Mussels

Birds - General, Bird Watching

Birds - Live Cams (please note that once young have fledged, cameras may be turned off)

Birds - Migration, Population Surveys, and Monitoring

  • LoonWatch program at Northland College in Wisconsin not only monitors loon populations, but also water quality.

  • NestWatch

  • Operation Ruby Throat, a cross-disciplinary international initiative in which people collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the ruby-throated hummingbird.

  • Raptor migration: Resources from the Hawk Migration Association of North America

Birds - Raptors

Birds -Waterfowl

Butterflies, Moths, Pollinators, and other Insects

Early Childhood Resources

Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Concern


Geology, Rocks, and Coal Mining

Lead Awareness

Outdoor Recreation

Prairies and Prairie Habitat Restoration

Soil and Plants

Teacher and Parent Resources

Trees and Forests

Water and Water Quality

  • The Last River Rat - Listen to this Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa archived broadcast about Kenny Selway, who has lived along the shores of the Upper Mississippi River in Wisconsin for 30 years. As Kenny Salwey explains, River Rat is a title you earn. He explains that he lives with the river and not on the river.

Weather, Stars, and the Moon