Informative Nature sites:

Cape May County's own Pat and Clay Sutton's (new and improved) website is full of useful information for nature lovers.  Both Pat and Clay give numerous programs each year on birds, plants, butterflies & more.

Mike Crewe put together this awesome website that covers the plants of Cape May County as well as many of the animals.

If you enjoy reading about nature in New Jersey and beyond, you should really check out  Joe Smith's website.

Of course, the Cape May Bird Observatory, The Nature Center of Cape May and The Wetlands Institute are always worth checking out .

The Rutgers Extension Office has lots of useful information, including how to make a rain garden.

Learn about some of the awesome research being done by our neighbors at Cellular Tracking Technologies.

Online Plant Resources:

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's  native plant database  is a great tool.  It allows you to search for plants by physical characteristics, light & soil requirements, native range, and more.

The Biota of North America Program (BONAP) has a terrific number of range maps for most species of vascular flora that occur in the U.S.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey provides a lot of information with a local focus, including some great nature walks and festivals to check out.

The USDA Plants database has a rather absurd amount of information: range maps, growing tips, pest problems and more for many, many species.  Here is an example of one of the fact sheets.

The Missouri Botanical Garden websitehas a lot of great information on native plants, including how to garden uses for hundreds of species.

Other Local Resources:

The NJDEP makes the case for water conservation in New Jersey.

Climb aboard The Skimmer and learn about the salt marsh while cruising the back bays of Cape May County.

See what's going on locally:  The Cape May County Herald, Exit Zero Magazine, The Gazette of Cape May, and

Sundry Links:

Need another reason to quit smoking?  Read about its affects on our environment.

Drug addiction is a major problem in our area, as it is in many places.  Learn how to help yourself and others.