Useful Websites and Reference Books
Web Sites for General and Educational Material on Wetlands: also Education link on sidebar

Web Sites for Plants:

Web Sites for Animals:

Books for Fauna and Flora Identification:

In addition to the traditional Field Guides (Audubon, Peterson, and Stokes), the following are also useful.

Capinera, John L., Scott, Ralph O., and Walker, Thomas J. (2004) "FieldGuide to Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets of the United States" ISBN 0-8014-8948-2

Carman, Jack B. (2001): "Wildflowers of Tennessee" ISBN 0-9708418-0-9

Niering, William (1985): National Audubon Society Guide: "Wetlands" ISBN 0-394-73147-6

Nikular, Blair, Sones, Jackie, Stokes, Donald & Lilian (2002): "Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies" ISBN 0-316-81679-5

Rainis, Kenneth G., and Russell, Bruce J. (1996): "Guide to Microlife" ISBN 0-531-11266-7. This is useful for protists, rotifers, and small crustaceans

Redington, Charles B. (1994): "Plants in Wetlands" ISBN 0-8403-8983-3

Reid, G.K., Zim, H.S., and Fichter, G.S.(1987) "Pond Life" Golden Guide. ISBN 0-307-24017-7

Voshell, J. Reese Jr.(2002) "A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America" ISBN 0-939923-87-4

"Common Aquatic Flora and Fauna of the Tennessee Valley". Booklet 4 in the "Water Quality Series" published by TVA.

National Arbor Day Foundation "What Tree is That?" This is inexpensive and can be ordered from This is a dichotomous key.

Books About Wetlands:

Brönmark, Christer and Hansson, Lars-Anders (1998): "The Biology of Lakes and Ponds" ISBN 0-19-854971-7 Information on microscopic fauna and aquatic interactions.

Mitsch, William J. and Gosselink, James G. (1993): "Wetlands" ISBN 0-442-00805-8

Tiner, Ralph W. (1998): "In Search of Swampland. A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide" ISBN 0-8135-2506-3

Tiner, Ralph W. (1999): "Wetland Indicators. A Guide to Wetland Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping" ISBN 0-87371-892-5

Wilson, Sam and Moritz, Tom (1996): The Sierra Club "Wetlands Reader" ISBN 0-87156-425-4. This contains wetland-related literature (e.g.Twain, Thoreau) and factual information (e.g. wetlands regulations, history of "Ducks Unlimited") and can be used to broaden the curriculum.