This is not your average encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia of Life is dedicated to collecting information about the known 1.8 million species, as well as, collecting data about any new species found.
My favorite way to get started is to just click one of the images on the scrolling explore bar. It is awesome to just dive in and explore a new species, or a species I’m curious about.
But if you want more direction on how to navigation you can take the Video Tour! Mouse over Using the Site on the green navigation bar at the top of the screen and a drop down menu appears. Click Video Tour and you’ll be whisked away to the tour page. There are two videos. One is for navigation, and one is for the species pages.
Once you’ve selected a species to check out, you’ll notice that each page has an image of the species you’re viewing, then a general overview, and the scientific category that the species belongs in.
This site provides an interesting way to learn about the species all around us, as well as, those we never have the chance to come into contact with. Check it out today!