Other Online Resources

Native bees

Aussie Bee – Resource centre for Australian native bee information.

Bee Aware Australia – Native bee education and resources  from SE Qld.

 

General plant-pollinator information

Australian Museum Plant2pollinator – great resources on plant parts, pollinator types and plant-pollinator relationships.

Plants for bugs – UK resource from Royal Horticultural Society, but some information useful for Australia.

 

Identification resources

PaDIL Australian Pollinators – Search Australian bee species by name or location.

Bowerbird  – (Museum Victoria & partners) – view or add sightings of animals, insects, birds, plants and more. Also useful for seeking identification.

Victorian butterflies – use this ID key to find a butterfly species or browse through the images.

CSIRO invertebrate key – basic key to work out what type of insect you have seen.

Australian moths online (CSIRO) – images of Australian moths.

Atlas of Living Australia
Ben Cruachan – natural history – great resource for identifying moths, particularly in Victoria

 

Wild pollinators in Australia

Forgotten pollinators – Ecological Society of Australia Hot Topic on wild pollinators in agricultural landscapes

CSIRO’s Pollinators in the Landscape research – includes list of publications.

 

Plant identification and anatomy

Charles Sturt University Virtual Herbarium

Flower anatomy

Australian Native Plants Society

Australian National Botanical Gardens databases

 

Similar projects around the world

The Great Sunflower Project (US) – this US citizen science project collects data on pollinator observations around the US.

Big Butterfly Count (UK) – this nationwide butterfly survey has been collecting data on butterfly species distributions since 2010.

Pollinator Count – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – count birds in your backyard too!