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November 2000

eNature.com
http://www.enature.com/
GRADE LEVEL: K-12

CONTENT:
This site has a comprehensive collection of field guides to plant and animal species, habitat guides, an ask-the-expert section, and more.

AESTHETICS:
The eNature site is appealing and informative and has a good use of color and layout that includes a lot of information in a small space.

ORGANIZATION:
Users can browse the database by species group (such as mammals, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects), do a simple keyword search, or do a more advanced search by characteristic within each group. The site's FieldGuides, LocalGuides, and HabitatGuides are accessible from the main page.

REVIEW:
This site has much to offer students, teachers, and nature lovers. Some of the main features are the various field guides, which contain more than 4,000 plant and animal species. For each species, the site presents pictures, pertinent information, and links to a discussion board about that topic and to Ask the Expert. Visitors can send the pictures as e-cards, and registered users can store the information in Life Lists along with notes and comments. Along with the extensive FieldGuides, users will find HabitatGuides, which explore the major North American habitats, and LocalGuides, which give information on local species, searchable by ZIP code. Audio clips, maps of the night sky, and free content for your own Web site are also included. Nature lovers will return to this site time after time.

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