Online Resources

Purple milkweed vine (Matelea biflora)

* BRIT Digital Herbarium Developed by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas to manage plant data, images, and other associated data from the BRIT-SMU-VDB Herbarium and the BRIT Press.

* Central Texas Invasive Plants

* Common Poison Plants and Plant Parts

* Field Identification of the 50 most common plant families in temperate regions, by Lena Struwe (PDF).

* Host Plants by Butterfly Species

* Image Archive Central Texas Plants This site is administered as a part of the course website for BIO 406D (Native Plants of Central Texas), a course given every semester at the University of Texas at Austin

* Know Your Grasses Species checklist for Edwards Plateau Region. Run by the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M System.

* Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Search for more than 7,000 native plants via the center's online database.

* Native Plants of Texas search engine This search engine hosted by NPSOT is designed to aid with native plant selection for garden planning.

* Native Plant Finder Plug in your zip code to find the best native plants suited for your area. Hosted by the National Wildlife Federation.

* Plants of Texas Rangelands

* Recommended Native Plants for Landscaping in the Texas Hill Country Compiled by the Native Plant Society of Texas–Kerrville Chapter.

* Shinners' and Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas Keys, descriptions, and illustrations for more than 2,200 species (nearly 46 percent of Texas plants) are available in Adobe Pdf format.

* Texas Invasives

* Texas Native Shrubs

* Texas Plant Information Database Maintained by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

* Trees of Texas Great site run by the Texas Forest Service.

* USDA Plants Database Site includes "Interactive ID Keys."


Harmonia axyridis, (nonnative) multicolored Asian ladybug.

* All Abut Birds Maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

* Ant Identification Guide From a "pest" perspective but great resource.

* Bumble Bee Identification

* An online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing observations of insects, spiders and other related creatures.

* Butterflies and Moths of North America Search species here. Also a collaborative effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data.
* Collection of Ornithology Resources Website geared for adults and kids.

* Dallas County Lepidopterists' Society Maintains a species catalog for Dallas County with images. Caterpillar images, too.

* Digital Dragonflies, AgriLIFE Research, Texas A&M System.

* Field Guide to Common Texas Insects An online guide published AgriLife Extension–Texas A&M System.

* Herps of Texas Texas is home to more 225 species of reptiles and amphibians.

* How to identify flies.

* OdonataCentral, dragonflies and damselflies.

* Silhouette key to major moth families.

* Catalogue of Texas Spiders by D. Allen Dean.

* Texas Breeding Bird Atlas/Species Accounts Initiated in 1987 as a means to inventory avian breeding ranges in Texas.

* Texas turtles Information compiled and maintained by Carl J. Franklin.

* The Mammals of Texas–Online Edition Based on the 1994 book written by David J. Schmidly.


* Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife, Kelly Conrad Bender, Texas A&M University Press (book).

* Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (brochure).

* Providing for Backyard Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (online booklet).


* Texas Beyond History The virtual museum of Texas' cultural heritage.

* Texas Natural Resources An information database for individuals interested in natural resource management of Texas rangelands.


* Highland Lakes Master Naturalists – Burnet chapter (My people!)

* Native Plant Society of Texas

* Texas Master Naturalists State Master Naturalist site.


* Make Your Own Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder. Thanks to the Lyndhurst STEM Club for Girls in New Jersey for sharing this link.


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