Identification Resources
*** Identification   @ In depth information
@ Biodiversity Heritage Library
Plant and Animal ID websites

Animal Diversity Web 
FCPS Organisms -Food Chains

Insect Identification Send for ID ***
   How to use Bigguide
Bi-State Bugs - Missouri and Illinois send for ID 
Classes and Description **
Insect Dichotomous Key
Entomology- NC State @ 
Ant ID Key
Bug Life Cycles
Bug Blogs list
Twig girdlers and pruners 
Bug Tracks and Signs 

Bee Guide- (PDF download)
Bee and Wasp Families 
Beetle Key 
Dragon and Damsel Flies***
Odonata Photo Guide
Odonate Visual Key
Insects & Arachnids- Florida 
Ant Families of North America 
Diptera- Flies and Midges search
Katydids and Crickets 
Polistes wasp key

Butterflies and Moths
Butterflies and Moths of North America  ***
Butterflies of Missouri
Moth Photographers Photo ID ***
ID by Shape and color
Side-by-side comparison, MA
Lepidoptera Host Plant Database
Host Plants by BF Species
Caterpillars- ID Nature ***

@Spider Identification 
#1 Brown Recluse resource
Spider general information  @
Photographic ID techniques 

Centipedes and Millipedes
Millipedes Key
Detailed US Species  @

Slugs and Snails 

Allaboutbirds- Cornell *** 
Audubon Guide *** - Birds 
Dendroica  (Bird Calls)
Bird call mnemonics 
Bird Egg Pictures
Bird Nest ID 
Bird Feather Atlas 

Fish and Aquatics ID
Ohio DNR 
Crayfish of Missouri 

Herps- Amphibians and Reptiles ***
Herp Photographs- MO***
Amphibian Web ***
Frog Calls***
Missouri Toads and Frogs- MDC
Herps of Virginia
Amphibians and Reptiles- Calls video

Discover Life Snail key
Terrestrial Mollusc Tool 

Skull ID
Night Sound Recordings- MDC 
Armidillo Natural History

USDA Plant Fact Sheets @
Comprehensive Plant Resources @
Ohio Plants @
FCPS Organisms @ 
Plant Anatomy Illustration @  
Edible Wild Plants
Companion Plants
Botanical Pronunciation Guide 
Faunal plant associations
Butterflies, Pollination and Gardening
Bryophytes - Moss and Liverworts

Wildflowers  @ ID by color **
US Wildflowers
Missouri recommended wildflower center 
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses 

Facts and Photos @ **
FCPS Organisms @ 
Winter tree ID
Bud terminology and ID
Tree Leaf Key
Identification Keys
Twig & Bud Key
Bud Photographs
Forest Service Database
Tree Bark


General field Guides
ID Nature Guide

Varied exotic species guides

Invasive species
Global Invasive Species Database ****
Plant and Animal @ ***
Plant fact sheets

Gall ID sites
Mobot.Org galls
General galls  
Gall Photo Sheet 

Mushroom ID Key *** @
Fungi on Wood 
Slime Molds & Myxomycetes

Garden Pests
MOBot Garden Pests 
Frost Flowers- Science

Geology Timeline
Geostrat- Mines, sinkholes, etc
Burlington Limestone, Mississippian  
Atlas of Missouri Ecoregions- Complete PDF
Atlas of MO Ecoregions- Intro only PDF

Invasive restoration-
Threatened/Endangered Species
Phenology- citizen science reporting 

Biomimicry-Nature's Engineering
Encyclopedia of Science

Overview of Lichen

Soil Organisms- Movies 

Student resources
Wikipedia for kids
Animals A-Z