Sunday, January 20, 2008

Gardening, Food, Farming and Nature Resource List

BackYard Chickens--fun and informative blog about chickens was that thing that just crawled across my leg??

Buy Fresh Buy Local for Charlottesville
Buy Fresh Buy Local--find your locally grown and raised foods

Candy Blog--"A blog about candy, things made with sugar, things made with chocolate, you get the idea ... open your mouth, expand your mind."

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests--USGS

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Lab's Online Bird ID Guide

Dendrology at Va Tech--"[W]here to find tree identification fact sheets on approximately 800 species of trees, as well as lots of other tree information."

eNature--you can identify creatures of all kinds, as well as keep a list of your sightings.

FoodRoutes--Where does your food come from?
Gearharts Chocolates--best in the state if not the country! Read the reviews here. Send me a box of their best stuff here. :)

Monarch Butterfly USA--"This site is chock full of fabulous pictures and information about the Monarch Butterfly. It is a wonderful complement to the AWARD WINNING one-of-a-kind children's book Monarch Magic!"
Monarch Watch--order your monarch tags from them

Murray McMurray Hatchery--buy day-old chicks, turkey, ducks and more feathered friends, and their supplies, or just have fun looking at the different breeds--some are really crazy!

No National Animal Identification System (NoNAIS)
Real Milk--Campaign for Real Milk

Square Foot Gardening--Mel Bartholomew

Tree of Life Web Project--"The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics."

USDA plants database

Va Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife guides

Va Herpetological Society--"A society for everyone interested in the Education, Conservation, and Research of amphibians and reptiles." They also have a photograph of the month and a yahoo list.

VICFA--Virginia Ind. Consumers & Farmers Assoc.
Virginia Dairy Agisters Coalition and Shareowners Association--"Support for Farmers, Shareholders, and Micro-dairy operators in Virginia"

Virginia Native Plant Society--Their "purpose is to further appreciation and conservation of Virginia's native plants and habitats." The Jefferson Chapter has a great native plant sale every year!

Added 3/2/08:
Bryophytes, Mosses, Liverworts & Hornworts:
"Bryophytes" is a resource devoted to Bryology, the branch of plant science concerned with the study of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. It provides information on the classification, structural features, natural history, ecology and evolutionary relationships of these plants. Although small in stature, bryophytes play significant roles in diverse terrestrial ecosystems. They are found growing on soil, rocks and/or trees throughout the world, from coastal Antarctica to the peat bogs of the Northern hemisphere, from the deserts of Australia to the rain forests of the Amazon. They are an essential part of this planet's biodiversity. Click on any of the topics listed to learn more about these fascinating organisms.

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