From the site: “The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats. ” Browsing is available by Title, Author, Subject, and Year. Searching can be done by Author, Subject, Scientific Name, and Book/Journal Title. The record or the full book can be viewed. More than 53,000 titles and 102,000 volumes can be browsed or searched, including over 1 million species. Rare scientific texts are also shown.
Freesound is a database of 120,000 sounds, not songs. The sounds can include anything from a pipe banging against the wall to water dripping. Many of the sounds have been used in movies and in ccMixter remixes. Keywords and “sounds-like” type of browsing are available for searching. From the site, “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.”
Ever wondered what the weather was like the day you were born or when you should plant those heirloom tomatoes? The answers to these and many more interesting facts can be found at www.almanac.com. From this website you can find information about weather, gardening, astrology, and cookery.
Ask A Master Gardener: 901-752-1207
Service provided by the UT/Shelby County Extension Office. Free publications are available on their website: www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/homeGarden/default.asp
This is a wonderful collection of thousands of images and video clips of threatened and endangered animals from around the world. Besides colorful photos, for most animals video clips are also available. Users can also learn more about each animal: Facts & Status, Description, Range & Habitat, Biology, Threats & Conservation, and more.
The Butterfly Lab website is from the The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, located in Chicago, IL. The site includes information on the anatomy, life cycles, and behavior of butterflies, as well as an interactive field guide.
From the site: “NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”