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Audubon Society of Portland:: Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. We focus on our local community and the Pacific Northwest.

Bats Northwest:: Bats Northwest is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1996 by scientists, educators, and interested lay people to help protect Pacific Northwest bat populations through education and research.

Native Plant Society of Oregon:: Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife:: Our mission is to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Seattle Audubon Society:: Cultivating and Leading A Community That Values and Protects Birds and the Natural Environment Since 1916.

The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology:: The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology is the longest running scientific association devoted to the study of vertebrate ecology in the Pacific Northwest.

Washington Butterfly Association:: The Washington Butterfly Association is dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation and understanding of butterflies and their ecology through education and scientific understanding.

Washington Native Plant Society:: The Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington’s unique and diverse plant life.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife:: The WDFW is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

Xerces Society:: The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.

Scarabs: The Bug Society (Seattle):: The Scarabs are an informal group of folks who, for diverse reasons, are interested in insects and/or spiders. We have banded together (perhaps “swarmed” would be a better word) to socialize, exchange views, see interesting programs, and go on field trips with like-minded people.

Northwest Lichenologists:: We promote and encourage professional training, growth, and renewal. We seek to maintain and promote high standards of performance in field lichenology. We are a nonprofit corporation.

Puget Sound Mycological Society:: We are an organization that encourages the research, education, cultivation, hunting, identification and cooking of mushrooms.

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Garden Wise: Non-Invasive Plants, Western Washington (PDF):: Noxious Weed Control Board

Noxious Weeds Western WA Field Guide (PDF):: Noxious Weed Control Board

Northwest Native Plant Guide:: King County

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Urban Birds of Puget Sound:: This site is designed to help kids and teachers learn more about the birds that share their backyards and schools.

BirdWeb:: Seattle Audubon’s Guide to the Birds of Washington State.

Pollinator Conservation Resources – PNW Region:: The pollinator resources found on this page support habitat projects in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Slater Museum of Natural History:: The Slater Museum is one of the region’s significant repositories for bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian and plant specimens from the Pacific Northwest.

Burke Museum of Natural History, Washington State Field Guide:: As the state’s official natural history and cultural museum, the Burke is dedicated to sharing knowledge about the natural world and our place in it. We strive to inspire respect for and curiosity about human life, nature, and the environment.

Pacific Northwest Moths:: A comprehensive source of information about more than 1,200 species of moths.

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Wild Pacific Northwest:: Wild Pacific Northwest is about the natural history of Washington and Oregon. It’s also about walking slowly and mindfully through wild landscapes, in order to better understand and fully appreciate all that goes on in these places.

Slugyard:: Slugyard is a window to the world around you. Most of these photos were taken from in or around my yard. I hope they encourage you and your family to pay more attention to the world outside your door.

My Pet Slug:: My Pet Slug started in the summer of 2011 when I noticed a banana slug living in a pot of ferns beside my front door. After months of observing and photographing the goings on in and around the fern pot I wrote about the experience in this blog.

The Tangled Nest:: The Tangled Nest celebrates the “new home economics”–an essential twining of home, garden, food, craft, and co-existence with the wild, natural world.

Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas:: Father/son finding nature within the city.

The Free Quark:: A nature & wildlife blog inspired by my SF Bay Area home … now including my impressions of Seattle. This blog is mostly photos, some contemplation — in an unbound element of experience that is a Free Quark.

Bird World Girl:: I love birds. I love words. I’m not really a birdologist; I just play one on these here interwebs.

Northwest Dragonflier:: Posts will cover a variety of topics such as life history, behavior, and finding odonates, as well as profiles of particular species, or sometimes just a photo.

Northwest Nature Notes:: The Slater Museum of Natural History blog, our goals are to preserve and provide a collection of specimens to be used for research and education.