Tools & Resources

More than just a database, EOL has tools and resources that help you harness and apply the information found on EOL. Listen to a podcast, create a field guide, make observations or play a game! Contact us with questions, comments or to let us know how you are using EOL's tools and applications.

Explore the biodiversity of unique and fascinating places with the new EOL Places section (beta).
Species Cards are built from EOL Collections and trait data such as species interactions, size categories, colors of organisms/body parts, plant growth habits and phenology data.
Observer Cards encourage species observations.Three Observer Card sets are now available: Frogs, Bees and Ants.
Create customized field guides on by selecting the information you want from EOL. Use them online or print out your guides in a variety of formats. You can also record and share species observations through iNaturalist.
Play this classic memory game with your own collections and test your knowledge of species names.
Species identification can be difficult, so we've gathered several resources and on-line tools to help with this important task.
Build an ecosystem of species interactions starting with an EOL Collection. This tool provides a way to visually explore the relationships among species.