Learn

Check out our list of native plant sources for NW Ohio and SE Michigan

Check out the Clear Choices Clean Water campaign to find out why natives are important!

Nature Scoop Newsletter – Toni Stahl works as part of a team of National Wildlife Federation volunteers to help the general public create wildlife habitat in their yards.

Gardening for Life by Dr. Douglas Tallamy    https://www.wildones.org/download/gardeningforlife.pdf

Why Wild Ones?    http://www.wildones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WhyWildOnes.pdf

Why we need Monarch butterflies   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=0

Oak Openings Green Ribbon Initiative

General information on the Oak Openings, a globally rare habitat and what The Nature Conservancy has labeled as “One of America’s Last Great Places.”  http://oakopenings.org/

Wildflower Information and Photos

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/

Native Plant Network     http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/

Spring Wildflower guide from Metroparks Toledo

5-minute video about Oak Openings native plants done by Green Ribbon Initiative

Living in the Oak Openings guide that includes a good plant community photo section.

USDA NRCS Database

Illinois Wildflowers

Native Garden Websites

http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/

www.themeadowproject.com

http://nativeplantconvert.blogspot.com

Native Bees and Other Pollinators

http://nativepollinator.com/

Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees – a publication of the USDA Forest Service and Pollinator Partnership

http://beenative.org/index.html

Invasive Plant Info

Fighting Invasive Plants in Ohio  http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/3/invasive/pdf/invasive_plants06.pdf

Garlic Mustard  http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/garlicmustard.shtml

Miscellaneous

Root Systems of Prairie Plants – https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/il/plantsanimals/?cid=nrcs141p2_030726

Ohio Spring Wildflower Bloom Reports: http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/wildflowers

Recommended Reading

Bringing Nature Home — Douglas Tallamy

Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold

The Landscaping Revolution – Andy Wasowski

Urban and Suburban Meadows – Catherine Zimmerman

What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? – Tony Juniper

The Organic Lawn Care Manual – Paul Tukey

Teaming with Microbes; A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web – Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis