Web Resources for the Blind

Web Resources for the Blind If you know of good sites we don’t have listed (and there are many at the moment), Resource Index General support and access sites Amateur radio for the blind Nature, science, outdoor activities Guide dogs, therapy and service animals Our index of online science and nature magazines General support and …

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Mt. katahdin beside water in Piscataquis County, Maine


MUSEUM The museum of the Penquis Virtual Nature Center contains a brief overview of the ecology of the area as well as more specific infomational bulletins, essays, keys, and other, many of which you may conveniently download for offline use. Use the table of contents below to guide you through the various sections. We are …

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Shovel digging into soil


GARDENING FOR NON-VISUAL AESTHETICS Gardens serve many purposes around human dwellings. They function as windbreaks and temperature controls. They provide visual and auditory privacy. But the primary function most people consider when planning a garden is the aesthetic. While most gardens are designed for visual aesthetics, a wide variety of other sensory experiences can be …


Conifers in the snow (daytime)


Introduction to trees Importance of trees: Trees have been called the structural elements of the ecosystem. They form the most noticeable living objects except in the driest and coldest climates. Trees have whole communities of other organisms associated with each type. Some birds or insects are found only in broad-leaved trees, others in conifers. In …

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Bird singing in tree

Quiz yourself

Identify birds by call – bird song quiz Go directly to quiz The 28 bird species below were chosen because they are some of the most widespread and common birds in North America and are found in a wide variety of habitats. They are presented in random order with the voice listed first and the …

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