Below are listed some of my favorite nature-related websites on the Internet. This list is a work in progress, and I’ll continue to add to it as I have time.
I love good nature writing and nature photography, so please feel free to suggest sites that you feel are particularly noteworthy. There are probably hundreds of outstanding nature sites, on the web, so there’s no way I can list them all. But I do promise that those I list will reflect something of the spirit of my own site and be well worth your time! Steve
“In our attitude towards animals and plants and minerals, fields, forests, seas and mountains, we can break through to what lies behind the realm of bondage and necessity, of strife and hostility. We can enter into communion with cosmic beauty and the spirit of community.”~ Nicolas Berdyaev, “Truth and Revelation”
This site will astonish you with amazingly beautiful underwater photographs of the coral reefs off of Madang in Papua, New Guinea. The author, Jan Messersmith, is not only an outstanding nature photographer, he’s a fine writer. He has a great writing style that will entertain you and make you laugh even as he shares solid scientific information about his tropical paradise. This is a site I visit every day, and I’m never disappointed.
I came across Martin Mckenna’s wonderful website quite by accident while doing some research on various clouds types I wanted to write about. What I found on the site of this outstanding young Irish amateur astronomer and meteorologist was a wealth scientific information and outstanding astronomy and weather photographs. Best of all, I found someone who said this about the goal of his site: “I wish to share with you my passion for the night sky and the lesser understood day time sky. My goal with this site is to pass on this love of the sky and encourage everyone to get outside and marvel at what the universe has to offer.”
“ClimateCrossroads.org fuses social-networking opportunities with fresh environmental journalism and authoritative global warming expertise — giving it the ability to connect users with a wealth of multimedia information, expert opinions, and each other. ClimateCrossroads.org, created by the Sierra Club, is the go-to site for people eager –after eight years of inaction on global warming — to share ideas, information, opinions and opportunities to make real and urgent progress on climate change.”
“Born in May 2007, Environmental Graffiti is an eclectic mix of the most bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news on the planet. We search the vast realms of the internet on behalf of all environmentalists who don’t take themselves too seriously and compile it into a daily blog. Surf and enjoy!”