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:
And the National Wildlife Foundation is an excellent organization too:
Some nice butterfly-oriented data:
For the northeastern United States: https://natlands.org/publications/plantingplans/
I can also strongly recommend the following sites:
www.lesslawn.com …the 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…..
North American native Plant Society: http://www.nanps.org/
And Cornell’s Ornithology Department has a great site for wildlife gardening: http://content.yardmap.org/
Water gardening for wildlife
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbicide, and links. A marvelous resource!
How to encourage monarch butterflies
http://www.monarchwatch.org – the 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:
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