Contact Information

Dan Neary
Southwest Watershed Science Team
Rocky Mountain Research Station
2500 S. Pine Knoll Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

web steward

Managing Arid and Semi-Arid Watersheds

Resources for Kids and Teachers



  • Basic Leaf Forms, Plant Identification Guide - illustrates the vocabulary for different leaf shapes and leaf edges.
  • Tree Clues - line drawings and brief descriptions of identifying features of trees, including tree shape, branching pattern, bark and leaf arrangement and shape. Provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which also offers Illinois Trees, which is a well-organized page with photos of leaves and nuts of several hardwood trees.
  • The Great Plant Escape - Detective Le Plant and his friends, Bud and Sprout are solving mysteries. Through interactive exercises, games, and quizzes a great deal of information about plants and soil is presented.
  • Plant Identification - publication includes glossary with many illustrations of plant parts and plant types. University of Florida Extension, Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • A Year in the Life of a Pine Tree - by Harold C. Fritts, Professor Emeritus of Dendrochonology, University of Arizona. This is in pdf format, richly illustrated with photos, graphs, and charts.
  • The World of Trees - a complex site with a great deal of information, experiments, games, and graphics.



Wildlife and Habitat