Plants, animals and environments

Browse our downloadable ID charts, teaching tools, packages and games for use in schools and the community.

Ants

Ants teacher information pack - Green Adelaide

Ants teacher information pack

Ants are incredible creatures that play a major role in our ecosystems. This teacher information pack is a resource for students and/or as a teaching aid in developing lesson plans and units of work. It provides you with background information on ants and some of the amazing things they do.
 
Ants identification chart - Green Adelaide

Ants identification chart

Ants are amazing! They existed before dinosaurs yet have more complex ways of communicating with chemicals than any other animal. Use this chart to find out more about our local ant species and how to identify them.
 
Ants playing cards pack - Green Adelaide

Ants playing cards pack

Do you want a fun way to learn more about our local ant species? Combine these cards with the Aquatic macroinvertebrate or Common Urban & Bushland Birds playing cards to extend your play and learn about our amazing local wildlife.
 

Aquatic macroinvertebrates

Aquatic macroinvertebrates Advanced identification chart - Green Adelaide

Aquatic macroinvertebrates Advanced identification chart

There are hundreds of species of aquatic macroinvertebrates living in local streams, rivers, wetlands and dams. This chart is designed to help older students and adults identify many of the invertebrates found in Adelaide’s waterways.
 
Aquatic macroinvertebrates Junior identification chart - Green Adelaide

Aquatic macroinvertebrates Junior identification chart

Some bugs are big, some are small. Some slide along the bottom while others dash around at great speed. This chart is designed to help young people identify some of the more common water bugs found in Adelaide’s waterways.
 
Aquatic macroinvertebrates playing cards - Green Adelaide

Aquatic macroinvertebrates playing cards

Water bugs have evolved incredible strategies to survive in our waterways. Use these cards to play some fun games that will help you to learn about our amazing local aquatic wildlife.
 
Aquatic macroinvertebrates teacher information pack - Green Adelaide

Aquatic macroinvertebrates teacher information pack

Aquatic macroinvertebrates are a diverse range of creatures including insects, worms, crustaceans, spiders, sponges, snails, mussels and many more. This teacher information pack gives background information on these creatures and shows how you can sample them in the field to deepen learning about aquatic environments and the impact of pollution.
 

Birds

Common urban & bushland birds playing cards - Green Adelaide

Common urban & bushland birds playing cards

How much do you know about the birds you can encounter in our local parks and gardens? Use these cards to play some fun games that will help you to learn about our amazing local birdlife
 
Common urban birds bingo - Green Adelaide

Common urban birds bingo

Play this fun game of bingo and challenge yourself to label as many common urban birds as you can. Use the ID chart to check your answers, find out more and identify birds in your local area.
 
Common urban birds identification chart - Green Adelaide

Common urban birds identification chart

What’s that pink bird with grey wings? How about the green one with red eye stripes? Use this chart to identify common urban birds.
 
Wetland birds identification chart - Green Adelaide

Wetland birds identification chart

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. Not so fast! Use this chart to find out more about our local wetland birds and how to identify them.
 
Wetland birds teacher information pack - Green Adelaide

Wetland birds teacher information pack

Wetland birds fulfil many important roles in the ecology of natural areas and can provide an interesting and valuable insight into the health of these ecosystems. This teacher information pack gives background information, activities, and ideas to engage students with wetland.
 
Bushlands birds of the Adelaide Hills identification chart - Green Adelaide

Bushlands birds of the Adelaide Hills identification chart

Honeyeaters, parrots, finches, wrens and more can all be found in bushland areas. Use this chart to identify many of the birds found throughout the Adelaide Hills.
 
Birds of the Fleurieu Peninsula identification chart - Green Adelaide

Birds of the Fleurieu Peninsula identification chart

What’s the difference between a Musk Lorikeet and a Purple-crowned Lorikeet? What’s that bird with a yellow rump? Use this chart to identify some of the common birds of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
 

Butterflies

Butterflies A4 identification chart - Green Adelaide

Butterflies A4 identification chart

Butterflies come in a wide range of colours and sizes, but do you know how to tell one from another? Use this A4 chart to identify the common butterflies found in Adelaide.
 
Butterflies playing cards add-on pack - Green Adelaide

Butterflies playing cards add-on pack

How much do you know about the butterflies in our local parks and gardens? Combine these cards with the Aquatic macroinvertebrate or Common Urban & Bushland Birds playing cards to extend your play and learning about our amazing local wildlife
 

Catchments

Catchments teacher information pack - Green Adelaide

Catchments teacher information pack

A catchment is an area of land that collects water. The water drains to the lowest point via rivers, creeks, lakes, groundwater, and wetlands. This information pack provides teachers with background information and activities about catchments, stormwater, pollution and how changing land use impacts on catchment health.
 

Coast and marine

Beachcombing bingo - Green Adelaide

Beachcombing bingo

Play this fun game of bingo and challenge yourself to label as many items commonly found at the beach, as you can. Use the ID chart to check your answers, find out more and identify items at the beach.
 
Beachcombing identification chart - Green Adelaide

Beachcombing identification chart

If you take a walk along the beach you can find all sorts of things that have been washed up. Use this chart to identify some of the more common items found on Adelaide’s beaches.
 

Fish

Freshwater fish identification chart - Green Adelaide

Freshwater fish identification chart

You might be familiar with some of our common marine fish, but how well do you know the ones found in our rivers, streams and wetlands? Use this chart to identify the freshwater fish around Adelaide and recognise which ones are native and which are introduced pests.
 

Freshwater

Habitat zones posters - Green Adelaide

Habitat zones posters

Freshwater habitats can be divided up into discrete zones which are used by different creatures. These posters will help you understand the features of these zones and learn about some of the creatures that live there.
 

Frogs and frog ponds

Frogs identification chart - Green Adelaide

Frogs identification chart

All frogs are green and lay their eggs in water right? Wrong! Use this chart to find out more about our local frog species and how to identify them.
 
Frogs playing cards add-on pack - Green Adelaide

Frogs playing cards add-on pack

Can you tell a marsh frog from a tree frog? Combine these cards with the Aquatic macroinvertebrate or Common Urban & Bushland Birds playing cards to extend your play and learning about our amazing local wildlife
 
Frogs teacher information pack - Green Adelaide

Frogs teacher information pack

Frogs have been on the planet and have adapted to almost all ecosystems but many of the things people believe about frogs are wrong. This teacher information pack provides you with information about many aspects of a frog’s life and details many of the varied ways they cope with life on this planet.
 

Fungi

Fungi identification chart - Green Adelaide

Fungi identification chart

Fungi play important roles in all ecosystems from our backyards and school grounds to forests, heath and deserts. Many fungi are recyclers, helping break down dead plant and animal material and putting nutrients back into the soil. Use this chart to identify some of the more common fungi found around Adelaide.
 

Local native plants and gardens

Native orchids identification chart - Green Adelaide

Native orchids identification chart

Native orchids are a very important part of our environment and there are over 250 described species in South Australia. They are delicate, have a special role in ecosystems and can tell us if an area of native vegetation is healthy. Use this chart to identify some of the orchids found around the Adelaide Hills.
 
Native plant bingo - Green Adelaide

Native plant bingo

Play this fun game of bingo and challenge yourself to label as many native plants as you can. Use the ID chart to check your answers, find out more and identify plants in your local area.
 
Planting local native plants fact sheet - Green Adelaide

Planting local native plants fact sheet

Planting native plants is a great way to help our local wildlife and recharge your mental health. This fact sheet is a step by step guide to planting local native plants
 
Native plants identification chart - Green Adelaide

Native plants identification chart

Identify native plants of the Adelaide plains.
 

Riparian habitat

Riparian habitat assessment - Green Adelaide

Riparian habitat assessment

The riparian zone is the area of land alongside streams, rivers and other waterways. Riparian vegetation protects the waterbody from agriculture and other human activities and is a valuable source of food and shelter, for animals both on the land and in the water. This document details how you can assess the health of riparian habitat.
 
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