Free online tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1.3 million species pages.
Data and publications designed to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, especially rare and declining plants and animals, and the diversity of ecosystems native to Michigan. Data includes maps and descriptions of Michigan species. Several of the publications are available for free online.
The Plant Encyclopedia contains woody (trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers) and herbaceous plants (annuals, biennials, perennials), including weeds and house plants. Pronunciation of the Latin name, and extensive plant data and images are included for each plant.
[Note: This site is no longer active; the link takes you to the Nov. 8, 2016 version of the site on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.]