There are some great nature sites out there that deserve mentioning and visiting.  Here’s a short list of some of my favorite ones.

Birding & Bird Photography

Bird Chick

  • A funny blog & podcast from professional birder Sharon Stiteler

10,000 Birds

  • A ginormous website dedicated to birds, birding & conservation

Birding On Broadmeade

  • Birder Mikael Behrens updates us on his birding trips to Lake Creek in Austin, TX


Online Sound & Picture Archives


  • A fantastic resource for bird song files

Wildscreen Arkive

  • Largest Online Natural Encyclopedia

Texas Nature

Marginal Nature and Urban Wastelands

  • The blog of Kevin M. Anderson, the coordinator for the Center of Environmental Research in Austin


  • Fellow Texas Master Naturalists Jim & Lynn Weber follow the changes of the seasons in Texas in their nature blog

Texas Wildflower Identification

  • A very helpful identification guide for Texas wildflowers that breaks them out by color

Tree of Texas

  • A great site to use when trying to ID a Texas Tree

Texas Mushrooms

  • A cool archive of Texas Mushroom photos

Native Plants & Wildscapes


  • Author & Gardner Pam Pennick’s Austin Garden blog


Nature Art & Journaling

John Muir’s Laws

  • A great site dedicated to stewardship through nature art & journaling – lots of how to resources


Nature Books & Naturalist Teaching Supplies

Acorn Naturalist

  • Naturalist teaching supplies


  • Wildlife, science and environment books and equipment



Mammal Watching

  • This site is for anyone who wants to watch mammals in the wild


Butterflies & Other Insects

Butterflies & Moths of North America

  • collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera