Biodiversity Identification Sheets: A fun way to learn what is out there!

Our double-sided, 11 X 17 inch, laminated biodiversity sheets allow you to scan through many colourful images at once to identify animals and plants. Sometimes it’s easier than paging through a book! Field-tested with all ages -- from preschoolers to retirees -- everyone loves them! Sheets are organised to cover specific habitats or concentrate on particular groups of organisms. They also make great placemats. One volunteer’s two-and-a half-year-old grandson can identify all of the insects on the goldenrod sheet and he learned them all while eating at grandpa and grandma's house!  We are also working on activity sheets that will help you learn about each group.  Click here to see what we have so far.

A big thank you to the photographers who donated shots for this project!  The Native Tree Leaves sheet also comes in a trilingual English-French-Anishinaabemowin version.  If this sheet becomes popular, we may add more trilingual sheets in the future.

Sheets cost $5 each (which includes tax). You can purchase them from our online store and have them shipped to you. 

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Biodiversity Identification Sheets

Animal Signs and Winter Seedheads (be an animal sleuth and a winter botanist!)

a selection of signs of specific animals
a selection of winter seedheads

Backyard Birds (a summer side and a winter side - great for seeing what is coming to the bird feeder!)

A selection of various birds
A selection of various birds

Beetles (the most biodiverse group of species in the world!)

beetle biodiversity sheet - side 1
beetle biodiversity sheet - side 2

Butterflies (gorgeous and graceful)

Selection of various butterflies
Selection of various butterflies

Caterpillars (a fuzzy/spiky/hairy side and a smooth side)

A selection of various caterpillars
A selection of various caterpillars

Dragonflies (anything that eats mosquitoes needs to be noticed!)

Selection of various dragonflies
Selection of various dragonflies

Ducks and Wetland Birds (bird guide when it gets wet)

a selection of ducks
a selection of wetland birds

Ferns (forest frond frenzy)

Selection of various ferns
Selection of various ferns

Fungi (check out the beauty in these small organisms!)

Selection of various fungi
Selection of various fungi

Goldenrod Life (great resource for exploring a field of goldenrod in the fall)

A selection of various insects
A selection of various insects

Hawks and Owls (for your raptorial pleasure)

a selection of hawks and falcons
a selection of owls

Indoor Wildlife (what can you find in your own home?)

Selection of various indoor wildlife
Selection of various indoor wildlife

Lichens and Tree Bark (explore the realm of a tree trunk)

Selection of tree bark
Selection of various lichen

Mammals (mammals on one side, tracks on the other)

A selection of various mammals
A selection of various mammal footprints

Moths (nocturnal vistors to your porch lights)

Selection of various moths
Selection of various moths

Native Tree Fruits and Seeds (how our woody plants disperse themselves)

tree fruits and seeds biodiversity sheet - side 1
tree fruits and seeds biodiversity sheet - side 2

Pond Life (vernal pools on one side, permanent ponds on the other)

A selection of various pond wildlife
A selection of various pond wildlife

Reptiles and Amphibians (marvelous and magnificent)

Selection of various amphibians
Selection of various reptiles

Sky and Space (look up...way up!)

a selection of atmospheric conditions
a selection of space phenomenon

Spiders (Miss Muffet's favourite)

a selection of spiders
a selection of spiders

Spring Migrants (it's their thing to return in the spring)

a selection of spring migrants
a selection of spring migrants

Spring Woodland Wildflowers (colourful on one side, white on the other)

Selection of various wildflowers
Selection of various wildflowers

Summer Field Wildflowers (what is attracting all those pollinators?)

Selection of various wildflowers
Selection of various wildflowers

Tree Leaves (see the variety of shapes and edges)

Available in an English-only version or an English-French-Anishinaabemowin version. We have some activity sheets that work this sheet; if you are interested, click here.

Selection of various tree leaves
Selection of various tree leaves

Warblers and Sparrows (everyone's favourites on one side and those LBJ's - little brown jobs - on the other!)

a selection of warblers
a selection of sparrows