Charity Navigator -- before you donate, check a charity's ratings and see how much money goes to fund raising, how much to administration, and how much to its actual programs

NASA Earthlights -- view the night lights of earth from space, collected by NASA

Internet Movie Database -- everything you'll ever need to know about movies & movie people

Darwin Awards -- honoring those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Of necessity, the honor is usually bestowed posthumously

The Onion -- an interestingly satirical look at the news that might be, which is a really scary thought

JibJab -- not a place for the politically correct or even the politically sensitive. Animations take a little time to download, but the laughs are worth it

Bad Puns -- its name says it all

Email cartoons -- here are a few of my favorites that friends have sent to me

Comics -- miss your favorite morning comic strip. Here's one source for newspaper comics

And more comics -- here are some more that aren't listed in the above link

Search & Reference

Find people (reverse phone lookup, find phone/address, etc.)

White pages (phone directory)

International currency converter

Google Search

Yahoo! Search

UPS Tracking


Collier County Appraiser -- click "GIS Maps" to get aerial photos of Collier County. Zoom in on your house or neighborhood to see what it looks like

Collier County Tax Assessor -- click on 'Tax Search' and then type in an address to find the owner of any piece of property in Collier County, its assessed value, and a description of the property.

Collier County statistics -- people, land, business, and everything else you want to know (from the federal government)

CIA -- a wealth of information. Scroll down on the left side to 'Library and References' for statistics on countries, maps, flags, and listings of government leaders throughout the world.

Library of Congress

Hoaxes & Urban Legends on the Internet ... or ... How not to be a Gullible Fool!

Part I. Before you start deleting files on your computer just because a forwarded email said you had an undetectable virus, read

Virtual Myths (virus hoax site)

Internet Hoaxes (virus hoax site)

Part II: Bill Gates is not going to send you money and no terminally ill child is doing an email class project to lift her spirits and needs your help. Check before you do something really dumb, like forward that email to anyone else.


Urban Legends & Chain Emails

Information & help about actual internet viruses:

McAfee (descriptions, explanations, tools to remove, also a section on virus hoaxes)

Symantec (descriptions, explanations, updates to Norton Anti-Virus, downloads)


Southwest Florida Frogwatch Project

Guide to the Snakes of Florida

Herps of Illinois

Reptiles & Amphibians of the Savannah River Site (University of Georgia)

University of Texas links to herp sites

Butterflies, Caterpillars, and other Insects

Deer Flies

Biting Flies & control

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests (USGS)

What's this North American Caterpillar?

Butterfly & Moth Caterpillar Identification Guide

Trapping & identifying things

Butterflies & Moths of North America

Guide to Butterflies

Butterfly Website / index

Butterfly Website / photos

Lepidoptera List - Furman Univ.

Monarch Butterflies

North American Butterfly Association

Butterfly Gardening / host plants

Butterfly Website / butterfly gardening

Xerces Society

Young Entomologists' Society

Local Interest

Audubon of the Western Everglades

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Weather: Immokalee | Naples | Fort Myers

newspaper: Naples Daily News

newspaper: Fort Myers News-Press

local tv: ABC - WZVN

local tv: CBS - WINK

local tv: NBC - WBBH

Media & News

newspaper: links to newspapers in the United States and Canada

BBC News

Google News

Bloomberg Financial


ABC News

CBS News

CNN News

Reuters News

Nature, general

Animal Tracks

Nature Sound Studio (Lang Elliott)

The Nature Conservancy

National Wildlife Federation

eNature -- includes on-line field guides

Organisms in Virginia -- lots of photos, lots of information


Places to Visit in South Florida

Butterfly World (Broward County)

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary (Collier County)

Edison-Ford Winter Homes (Lee County)

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (Collier County)

Fern Forest Nature Center (Broward County)

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (Collier County)

Fort Myers Beach Eco-Archaeo Trail (Lee County)

Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral / Brevard County)

Oxbow Eco-Center (St. Lucie County)

Wakodahatchee Wetlands (Palm Beach County)



Guide to Florida Plants

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

TAME Melaleuca Project research

Bromeliads & bromeliad weevils

Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies

American Fern Society

Flowering Plant Family Identification

The Orchid Lady


My web pages

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Audubon of the Western Everglades

Pacific Basset Feet

GOLD Coast Masters Swimming

Dixie Zone (United States Masters Swimming)