Resources for identifying plants and animals found in Connecticut.
AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES
Amphibians & Reptiles in Connecticut
A DEEP website.
The Amphibians of Connecticut
Published by Ct Audubon Society and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Snakes in Connecticut
A great little guide published by the DEEP.
Connecticut Ornithological Association
Lots of pictures and recent sitings.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The go-to site for bird identification. Includes audio of bird calls.
the bird that lost that feather you found using the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. Please note, it is illegal to collect feathers of
migratory birds. From the website: The possession of feathers and other parts from MBTA-protected birds without a permission is prohibited.
The only exceptions are the feathers of legally-hunted waterfowl or
other migratory gamebirds, which may be possessed by hunters. This
prohibition extends to molted feathers and to feathers taken from road-
or window-killed birds. List of protected birds.
INSECTS & SPIDERS
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Dragonflies of Northern New Jersey - great pictures
Freshwater Mussels of Connecticut
What's That Bug?
Includes information on amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of Connecticut.
DEEP's Wildlife Publication Library
Fact sheets for many of Connecticut's animals.
TREES, PLANTS & FLOWERS
Connecticut Botanical Society - some helpful pages on their website
Gallery of Connecticut Wildflowers
Quick Guide to Common Ferns
Asters and Goldenrods of New England
By entering information like number of petals and flower color, this guide helps you identify the flower you have found.
Native Plant Database
the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at
Austin. Put in the information you know to identify the plant.
Tree Identification from Virginia Tech
Identify a tree using Virginia Tech's Leaf Key (page down).
Tree Identification from University of Wisconsin
addition to an on-line dichotomous tree key, they also have a printable
version. Great learning tool. They have tree ID cards that could be
printed out and used like flash cards.
Tree Identification from the Arbor Day Foundation
What Tree Is It?
Use leaf, fruit, or common name to help identify tree.