Looking for online resources and apps with good information about flora, fauna and conservation? Check out this lot.
Australian Network for Plant Conservation
You can subscribe to free ANPC News emails.
Lots of information on local weeds: how to identify them, and what to do about them. This is the precursor to both this site and our new Weeds website, coming soon (with even more weeds!).
A channel on YouTube with short videos on all sorts of interesting topics. This one is about milking Funnel Web spiders.
Do Something near you
Log on to: DoSomethingNearYou.com.au and type in your postcode and to see what you can do to benefit your local area. Bushcare groups can be found here, too, but you’d be quicker just to search this site. (Use the search field or go to the Groups page and look for your suburb.)
Frog identifications apps
Ku-ring-gai Council and Macquarie University students have worked together to develop Ribbit, a frog App to help identify frogs in the Sydney area. It runs on Android (no iPhone or iPad version yet) and is free. Ribbit
If you’d like a (much more comprehensive) frog app for your Apple device, try the Australian Museum’s Frogs Field Guide app. More info here, or just go to the App Store. 99c. (Proceeds go to funding further scientific research at the Museum.)
Field guide to pest animals of Australia app
Recently developed by the Invasive Animals CRC, this iPhone App contains species profiles for thirty-one of Australia’s worst pest animals. It includes species descriptions, photo galleries, footprints, audio calls, maps, control techniques, and quick links to plenty of useful pest control resources. Download the App from the Apple App Store.