Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, Virginia

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Marshall University Herpetology

Cheat Mountain Salamander



All About Birds Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Feather Atlas (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)



Tree ID (Leaf and Twig) Virginia Tech

Tree Fact Sheets Virginia Tech

Tree Facts from American Forests


Vernal Pools

A Guide to Creating Vernal Pools



Sky Maps


Global Climate Change

American Meteorological Society: Statement on Climate Change

NOAA: Paleoclimatology
Mauna Loa CO2

NASA: Climage Change

EPA: Cliimate Change

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2012 Holiday Lectures: Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future
Lecture #3, "Earth's Climate: Back to the Future" and Lecture #4, "Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong?"are particularly relevant.

Book: Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010.


Hydraulic Fracturing, aka "Fracking"

"America Strikes New Oil." National Geographic, March 2013.

"The Facts Behind the Frack", Science News, September 8, 2012. (available to subscribers only)

The Fracking Song"
National Geographic fracking animation
Bakken Shale at night from Robert Krulwich's NPR blog

DVDs: Gasland, 2010. Gasland: Part II, 2014.

Book: McGraw, Seamus. The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. New York: Random House, 2011.


Gypsy Moth

A concise overview of Gypsy Moth biology and control can be found at www.gypsy-moth.com
Although this is a commercial site, the information is accurate.

Virginia Tech has a lot of local information on the gypsy moth. Also use their search function to find a lot of Cooperative Extension publications.


Topographic Maps

Digital Printable Topographic Maps USGS Maps of the entire United States

We also highly recommend the "Topo Maps" iPad app (by Phil Endicott -- there are a number of apps with similar names. Although it costs about $10, all maps are free to download.


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