other links of interest

links last updated: 11/02/17

As I've looked online for IDs, I've also come across several local, hiking, nature, or relevant sites of interest.  Lists of plants and animals with special status are marked with a pound sign (#).  Favorites are marked with an asterisk (*).  Please let me know in comments if a link does not work.

birdguy.net useful_links
Barb Bentler Ullman's Western Washington State Wildlife Refuges, Parks and Wilderness Areas
* California Coastal Records Project
# California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) @ California Department of Fish and Game
# California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Inventory of Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants
Carol Leigh's Wildflower Hotsheet
Chaparral Biome @ Blue Planet Biomes by students at West Tisbury School
Edward S. Ross, the pioneer of insect macrophotography
# Endangered Species Fact Sheets @ Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
# Endangered Species Program @ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Genny Anderson's Marine Science 
InciWeb Incident Information System for CA (interagency reporting, especially for wildfires)
Invasive Species in Big Sur
Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources
Janet Kessler's Coyotes and Urban Wildlife in San Francisco Bay Area
Jim Conrad's Backyard Nature 
Jim Lindsey's Ecology of Commanster (impressive site from the UK)
Learn About Butterflies FAQ (worldwide focus including moths)
live webcam links @ Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Michael L. Charter's California Plant Names: Latin and Greek Meanings and Derivations
Modern Hiker (southern California)
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Monterey Bay Weekly Phytoplankton Sampling (guess there's something for everyone)
* Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Mr. Toy's Monterey Peninsula Toy Box
*  The Music of Nature
Nature Blog Network 
North American Moths and The Moth and Me blog carnival
Ocean Today
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Paghat's Garden
Pelican Network (from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay, what I truly consider CA's Central Coast) 
PlantZAfrica.com (many of our non-natives come from southern Africa)
Ron Glaze's Fort Ord
Santa Cruz Bird Club
San Francisco Bay Area Hiker
See Monterey @ Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Species-ID (a wikimedia-like project based out of Berlin)
The Spider Myths Site @The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Top 100 Botany Blogs
UC IPM Online
US Forest Service Wildflower Links
USA National Phenology Network 
* Wayne's Word @ Palomar Community College
Wildlife of the San Francisco Bay Area (Ameet let me know they linked to my blog - cool!)
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