Online plant ID tool created by the Native Plant Trust for more than 3,000 native and naturalized plants found in New England
Citizen science app used to document wildlife and plant observations and help with identification
Organization focused on native New England plants; education programs (botany and horticulture), native plant monitoring and protection
Identification, images and information for insects, spiders and their kin in the United States and Canada
Local organization offering educational programs, talks, native plant sales, online resources.
Photos and info about Eastern MA vascular plants, invasive species, and checklists for local conservation areas.
Great plant website with education, plant ID, and horticulture resources.
Great plant website; many plants that are native in our area are also native in Texas and southern species are becoming naturalized where we live.
Local group that has lots of knowledge about and experience with herps (amphibians and reptiles).
Great site created by local fern expert Don Lubin with photos, ID keys, and natural history info about ferns and other pteridophytes (club-mosses, horsetails, and more).
Dedham resident Jef Taylor leads walks in urban areas on the last Sunday of each month. Join the Urban Nature Walk facebook group to participate.
Click here for a partial list of my own collection of field guides. If anyone is interested in borrowing one, let me know. It’s not easy to find specialized field guides in libraries or book stores and they can be quite expensive, but it’s a lot of fun and educational to play with one for an afternoon.
- Dedham Natural Wonders (facebook page)
- Dedham Species Checklist
- Dedham Land Trust
- Dedham Open Space and Recreation Plan & Appendix
- Dedham Trails
- Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program
- Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species
- Vernal Pools
- Mass Audubon
- Prohibited Plant List
- Introduced Pests Outreach Program
- Department of Conservation and Recreation