I wanted to let you all know about a newly released research tool that just became available. It is called the Encyclopedia of Life and is a cooperative effort of many botanical gardens, research institutions and scientific researchers. It is based in London and is designed to eventually hold detailed information on almost all the species (plant, animal, and insect) known to science. Not everything is on line yet, but much has already been added. Log on here to sign up: http://www.eol.org/ You'll need to create an account but it is free. You can research plants, insects, fish, and animals. I've been aware of this project for some time and was a tiny part of some of the initial input sought by the creators who set out to put this project on line. Be sure and watch the explanation video to learn how to use the site as well as what is included.