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Prairie ecology -- United States

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center National Directory

The former first lady LadyBird Johnson's companion website to the Wildflower Center located in Austin, Texas has the goal "to educate people about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants". The sites National Directory of Recommended Native Plant Species is a database that allows users to search by common and scientific name, plant family, as well as by...
Restoration Ecology

While not a panacea, the emerging field of restoration ecology provides an important tool for environmental conservation and contributes greatly to our understanding of ecology. The first Web site is the home page of the Society for Ecological Restoration, offering a good starting point for exploring this relatively new discipline (1). The next site (2) provides an overview of the University of...
Fermilab Education Office-Illinois Ecosystem Project: Photos & Information about Prairie Plants

From the Fermilab Education Office -- named after the world famous physicist Enrico Fermi and located amidst a tallgrass prairie -- this website offers a nice collection of prairie information and interactive programs for students. The first section contains images and profiles for plants like Big Bluestem, Mountain Mint, Compass Plant, Black-eyed Susan, and more. Each plant profile includes a...