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ES 120: Darwin to Dillard: Nature Writing Through Time: Find Facts

The Physical Place

Local Information

  • Local Web pages: town, city, county agencies (water, history)
  • Local Audubon Society, birding or wildlife groups
  • Local nursery or landscaper's Website (plants, hardiness zone, growing season)
  • Local historical society
  • State website: native flora, fauna; state department of wildlife
  • State University Extension service (plants, trees, invasives, growing season, possibly rainfall)
  • Ask research librarians for help and other ideas

Outside the US

Information for foreign countries. Sources will vary. Look for similar types of organizations as those mentioned above, see what is available on the Web from your local area. What information might your family be able to provide?


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