People often think of "biology" as happening out in the forest, in a swamp, in the ocean, or some other "wild" place.
Yet, there's biology all around us everyday: in the suburbs, in rural areas, in big cities, and even at school (and not just
in Science class)!
This site is designed to be an ongoing and ever growing photo catalog of all the living organisms to be found on the North Thurston HS campus
in Lacey, WA. Currently, the site includes animals (birds, insects, and "other critters") and plants (angiosperms and gymnosperms). Eventually,
the site will be expanded to include fungi also. There are currently 63 species listed on the site (as of Sep 2013).
Each entry on the site includes a thumbnail photo of the organism, photographer credit, the common and scientific names (as much as they've been
identified so far), a link to Googlemaps showing where on campus the photo was taken, and one or more links to sites with additional information about
that particular organism. Also, if you hover the cursor over the thumbnail, the date the photo was taken should be displayed, and if you click on
the thumbnail, you can see a larger version of the photograph. All the photos on the site are from students, staff, and faculty of North
Thurston HS. Student photos take precedence: if a student and a faculty or staff both take photos of the same organism, the student photo will be
published on the site.