Books and resources:
Mammal Track and Sign, Mark Elbroch
Mammal Behavior, Mark Elbroch
Bird Tracks and Sign, Mark Elbroch
Animal Skulls, Mark Elbroch
Invertebrate Track and Sign, Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney
Reading the Forested Landscape, Tom Wessels
Practical Tracking, Louis Liebenberg
Recommended field guides:
The Peterson's and Sibley's field guide series
Seeing through Native Eyes
Advanced Bird Language
Both are by Jon Young and are available from Wilderness Awareness School at http://www.wildernessawareness.org.
*Through Wilderness Awareness you can also purchase the Kamana Program, which is a well-established, superbly designed home study training course for naturalists (http://www.wildernessawareness.org).
List of "Life Seen and Heard" at the Macoun Marsh June 25, 2011
Biodiversity Matters: Youth Blog on Biodiversity including posts on Macoun Marsh activity
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All about Birds
Neily's World - Birding Ottawa
For a detailed description and information on the best Ornithology Field Guides and Birdwatching Volunteer Opportunities please go to this webpage OUWT Birding Resources.
WILD EDIBLE FOOD
Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel
The Forager's Harvest by Samuel Thayer
Amber Westfall's blog Unstuffed
'Canada Nutist' Facebook page
Background info on how to prepare nuts and great recipes
Profile on Endangered Butternut Trees
Yahoo discussion group on Acorns (international)
Handout from Walking Tour - list of trees and their locations in Centretown
URBAN STREAM HEALTH
Information about the RVCA City Stream Watch Program here.
Sawmill Creek's Stream Watch Annual Report from 2008 (pdf)
WILD. HERE. NATURE WEBSITE
A new urban wild nature blog based in Ottawa focusing on outdoor activities and events that readers can participate in. Information on flora and fauna are also available. Check out Wild. Here. nature blog here!