Learn More About Landscaping with Native Plants

Audubon Guide to a Healthy Yard and Beyond
www.audubon.org/bird/pesticide.html
    
Backyard Habitat, National Wildlife Federation
www.nwf.org/In-Your-Backyard.aspx

Better Backyard–A Citizen’s Resource Guide to Beneficial Landscaping and Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 
Chesapeake Bay Program, (61-page downloadable booklet) 
www.chesapeakebay.net/content/publications/cbp_12259.pdf

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program - hire a landscape pro trained in conservation landscaping with locally native plants
https://cblpro.org/

Conservation Landscaping Guidelines-The Eight Essential Elements, Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (33-pg downloadable booklet) 
www.chesapeakelandscape.org

Habitat at Home (basic overview), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/habitat-at-home.pdf

Habitat Gardening for Wildlife (34 pg guide), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/habitat-gardening.pdf

Hometown Habitat (film), by Catherine Zimmerman in partership with Chesapeake Bay Landscaping Council
http://themeadowproject.com/hometown-habitat/

Living Shoreline Design
http://ccrm.vims.edu/livingshorelines/index.html (go to “Plants and Vendors”)  

Audubon Plants for Birds Campaign
www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds

Pollinator Partnership
www.pollinator.org/  

Pollinators, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
www.fws.gov/pollinators/Index.html

U.S.D.A. Forest Service: Pollinators
www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators

Wild Ones Handbook Online-Landscaping with Native Plants
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov/greenacres/wildones

WINGS: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation, Xerces Society
www.xerces.org/wings-magazine/  

Yard Design Tool - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Reduce Your Stormwater Campaign
www.stormwater.allianceforthebay.org/yard-design 

In Print

Armitage’s Native Plants for North American Gardens, 2006, Allan M. Armitage

Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Other Winged Wonders to Your Backyard, Kris Wetherbee, 2004

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard, Sally Roth, 2001 

Bee Basics: An introduction to Our Native Bees, Beatriz Moissett and Stephen Buchmann, A USDA Forest Service and Pollinator Partnership Publication, 2011

Birdscaping Your Garden: A Practical Guide to Backyard Birds and the Plants That Attract Them, 1994, George Adams

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Douglas W. Tallamy, 2009 (updated and expanded) 
http://bringingnaturehome.net/nativegardening/gardening-for-life 

Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping: The Essential Green Guide, Barbara W. Ellis, University of North Carolina Press, 2015

Kaufman Focus Guides, Butterflies of North America, Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman, 2003

Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology, Eric Grissell, 2001

National Wildlife Federation: Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Other Backyard Wildlife, 2004, David Mizejewski

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes, Thomas Rainer & Claudia West

Pollinator Conservation Handbook, The Xerces Society, 2003

Pollinators of Native Plants, Heather Holm, Pollination Press LLC, 2014

The Forgotten Pollinators, Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan, 1997

The Xerces Society Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators, Eric Mader, et al., 2011

The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide of 23 Common Garden Butterflies, 2007, Judy Burris

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, 2014