Informative sites:

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

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to protecting the oceans, and is worth checking out even if you don't live near the coast. is an awesome site put together by Mike Crewe 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 website has a lot of great information on native plants, including how to garden uses for hundreds of species.