Further reading and activities

 

Citizen Science Projects that EVERY wildlife gardener should get involved with:

  • All but the winter – US Phenology Network, “Nature’s Notebook” – Click here
  • Wintertime – Project Feederwatch – Click here

 

General wildlife gardening background

I love the Audubon sites:

http://www.valleyforgeaudubon.org/bfn/

http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/pdf/lawn_action_plan.pdf

http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/HealthyYard_Create.html

http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/Plants.html

http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/pdf/Plant_Natives_ACTION_PLAN.pdf

 

And the National Wildlife Foundation is an excellent organization too:

www.nwf.org

 

http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/

 

Some nice butterfly-oriented data:

North American Butterfly Association

 

For the northeastern United States: https://natlands.org/publications/plantingplans/

 

I can also strongly recommend the following sites:

www.lesslawn.comthe quintessential fight-back-against-lawns web site from the author and speaker Evelyn Hadden

http://www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk – hugely comprehensive UK site by one of the premier wildlife gardening experts, Jenny Steel

http://www.plantnative.org/how_intro.htm. A marvelous wildlife gardening guide

Janet Marinelli is an excellent garden blogger: http://www.janetmarinelli.com/

…and here are some more…..

http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/?section=gardening

http://www.gardening-for-wildlife.com/

North American native Plant Society: http://www.nanps.org/

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/native.html

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/habitat.html

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/nativeplants.html

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/butterfly.html

http://www.helpfulgardener.com/design/2003/bird.html

http://www.wildflower.org/ (Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center) – with an astounding native plant database.  See also http://www.plantnative.org/ and http://www.crescentbloom.com/II/J/default.htm

http://www.howtocompost.org/

And Cornell’s Ornithology Department has a great site for wildlife gardening: http://content.yardmap.org/

 

Water gardening for wildlife

http://www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/htm/pond/pond_pages.htm

http://www.veggieglobal.com/wildlifecare/uk_ireland-ponds.htm

http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/Build-a-Backyard-Pond.aspx?campaignid=WH09ASLP&s_src=CWH_GoogleMini_ponds

http://www.wwt.org.uk/get-involved/get-involved/gardening-for-wetlands/create-a-wildlife-pond/

 

Pesticides

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicide, and links. A marvelous resource!

http://www.audubon.org/bird/pdf/pesticideguide.pdf

http://extoxnet.orst.edu/ or http://npic.orst.edu/

http://www.pesticideinfo.org/

 

How to encourage monarch butterflies

http://www.monarchwatch.orgthe essential site!

and also this site from the Xerces Society:  http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-resource-center/

 

Bumblebees and other insects

http://www.bumblebeewatch.org/ – the latest US bumble bee site with some good ‘citizen science’!

http://bumblebeeconservation.org – a wonderful British site

www.xerces.org  – the US invertebrate society

 

And finally, take a look at this brand new and very exciting UK site:

http://www.bigwildlifegarden.org.uk/

Questions?  Comments? E-mail me on johnnydogmatic@comcast.net

 

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