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    Posters and books about Victoria's animals, plants, parks, forests and ecosystems are available from the Department of Sustainability and Environment,

    The CSIRO publishes a wide range of books and multimedia resourses describing Australia's fauna (catalogue ) and online information about insects in Australia

    The Gould League produces a wide range of online resources, books and posters on Australian animals and biodiversity for students of all levels,

    CD-ROMs describing Victoria's plants and animals are available from Viridans Biological Databases Titles covering many Australian animal groups, including Birds of Australia, Mammals of Australia and Reptiles of Australia, are available from Dataworks, New Horizons and other suppliers.

    The Royal Melbourne Zoo has fact sheets on Butterfly Gardening: Telephone 9285 9355.

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    Butterflies and other terrestrial arthropods

    About Insects, Australia's CSIRO Entomology information portal

    Bugs, Insects, Arachnids, Myriapods and terrestrial Crustaceans in Australia

    Flying Colours - observing Victorian Butterflies:

    Australian butterfly publications list:

    La Trobe University’s Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary:


    Amphibian Research Centre/Victorian Frog Group:

    Frogs from the Queensland Museum:

    La Trobe University’s Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary:


    La Trobe University’s Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary:

    Reptiles of Australia:

    Victorian Herpetological Society:

    University of Sydney/Snake Bites:

    Australian Reptile Park:


    La Trobe University’s Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary:

    Reptiles of Australia:

    Victorian Herpetological Society:


    Healesville Sanctuary Animal Search:

    Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (animal information sheets):

    Wildlife Australia: Classification of Marsupials:

    ABC Oceans Alive:

    Whales from


    Your online gateway to Victoria's Environment.

    Community Biodiversity Network:

    The Biodiversity Centre:

    Environment Australia Online:

    The Nature Conservation Council of NSW:

    The Australian Museum's biodiversity exhibition:

    Endangered Species

    Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment:

    Environment Australia:

    National Parks

    Victorian National Parks Association:

    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Children's Corner:

    Environmental Education

    Victorian Association for Environmental Education:

    Gould League:

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    Common, I.F.B. & Waterhouse, D.F. (Reprint 1995) Butterflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing.

    Coupar, P. & M. (1992) Flying colours: Common caterpillars, butterflies and moths of south-eastern Australia. NSW Press. (Out of print but available in some libraries)

    Kitching, R.L., Jones, R.E., Pierce, N.E. & Scheermeyer, E. (1999) Biology of Australian Butterflies. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera. Volume 6. CSIRO Publishing.

    McCubbin, Charles (1985) How to breed butterflies. Zoological Board of Victoria.

    New, Tim (1999) Butterfly Conservation. Oxford University Press.

    Snakes and Lizards

    Cogger, H.G. (1992) Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, 5th Edition. Angus & Robertson.

    Coventry, A.J. & Robertson, P. (1991) The Snakes of Victoria: A Guide to their Identification. Department of Conservation/Museum of Victoria.

    Gow, G. (1989) Graeme Gow's Complete Guide to Australian Snakes. Angus & Robertson.

    Jenkins, R. & Bartell, R (1980) A Field Guide to the Reptiles of the Australian High Country. Inkata Press, Melbourne.

    Longmore, R. (1986) Atlas of Elapid Snakes of Australia. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Swan, Gerry (1998) A Photographic Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Australia. Australian Museum.

    Swan, Gerry (2000) Snakes and Other Reptiles of Australia. Green Guide.

    Wilson, S.K. & Knowles (1988) Australia's Reptiles. Collins.


    Barker, John S.F., et. al. (1994) A Field Guide to Australian Frogs. Rigby.

    Robinson, M. (1993) A Field Guide to Frogs of Australia. Australian Museum/Reed.

    Hero, J., Littlejohn, M. & G. Marantelli, G. (1991) Frogwatch Field Guide to Victorian frogs. DCE

    Swan, Gerry (2001) Frogs of Australia. Green Guide.


    Archer, Michael (1985) Mammals of Australia. Australian Museum.

    Baker, A.N., (1990) Whales and Dophins of Australia and New Zealand, 2nd edition. Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

    Menkhorst, Peter & Bennett, Andrew (eds) (1995) Mammals of Victoria. Distribution, Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

    Menkhorst, Peter (2001) A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. Oxford University Press.

    Morcombe, Michael (1985) An Illustrated Encycopaedia of Australian Wildlife. Reed Books.

    Morcombe, Michael & Morcombe, Irene (1987) Mammals of Australia. Golden Press.

    Stonehouse, Bernard & Camm, Martin (1985) Sea Mammals of the World. Penguin.

    Strahan, Ronald (1991) Complete Book of Australian Mammals: the National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Cornstalk, Australian Museum.

    Strahan, Ronald (ed) (1996) Mammals of Australia. Reed Books, Sydney.

    Strahan, Ronald (1998) The Incomplete Book of Australian Mammals. Kangaroo Press.

    Triggs, Barbara (1996) Tracks, Scats and Other Traces: A Field Guide to Australian Mammals. Oxford University Press.

    Walton, D.W & Richardson, B.J. (eds) (1989) Fauna of Australia: Mammalia, Vol. 1B. AGPS, Canberra.

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