Image Bank


The KET Image Bank features images of animals, plants, and places, all of which are free for use in the classroom or in educational presentations or reports.

  • Rabid Wolf Spider

    The rabid wolf spider (Rabidosa rabida) is a common spider in the United States, found from Texas to the eastern part of the country. When their legs are extended, they appear much larger, which can be intimidating, but their bite is not dangerous to humans.

    After laying eggs, the female wolf spider carries them in an egg sac. When the eggs hatch, the tiny spiders known as spiderlings ride on her back until they are large enough to fend for themselves.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Black Swallowtail Butterfly

    The black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) can be found throughout the eastern United States as well as parts of Canada and South America. The swallowtail is often found in backyard gardens and areas with fragrant flowers. Adult swallowtails eat the nectar from these flowers, but when in the caterpillar form they prefer leaves from plants like carrots and parsley.

    Grades: 4-12
  • American Robin

    The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a member of the thrush family found throughout North America. This migratory species, easily identified by its brown back and reddish-orange breast, spends its winters south of Canada.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Eastern Screech Owl

    Eastern screech owls (Megascops asio) are very common, but also very difficult to see. They live in most wooded areas east of the Rocky Mountains between Canada and northeastern Mexico. Eastern screech owls are nocturnal, so they usually are not seen during the day.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Raccoon

    The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a small mammal native to North America that can be found throughout the U.S. except for a few southwestern states. Because of their ability to adapt, they thrive in a variety of habitats including forests, prairies, suburban neighborhoods, and cities.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Bird-Voiced Tree Frog

    The bird-voiced treefrog (Hyla avivoca) is found throughout the southeastern United States, living in swamps, wetlands, and brushy areas around water. Its back is green, brown, or grey; it is spotted gray or brown along its sides; and it has a lighter area just beneath its eyes.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Eastern American Toad

    The Eastern American toad (Bufo americanus americanus) ranges across most of the eastern United States and Canada, from mid-Georgia and Alabama to northern Ontario, and Kansas to Virginia. Though the species is found over a wide area, individual toads stay in the same place their entire lives.

    Grades: 6-12

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