Learn More About Landscaping with Native Plants

Audubon Guide to a Healthy Yard and Beyond
Backyard Habitat, National Wildlife Federation

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) 

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification Program - hire a landscape pro trained in conservation landscaping with locally native plants

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

Habitat at Home (basic overview), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Habitat Gardening for Wildlife (34 pg guide), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Hometown Habitat (film), by Catherine Zimmerman in partership with Chesapeake Bay Landscaping Council

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

Audubon Plants for Birds Campaign

Pollinator Partnership

Pollinators, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S.D.A. Forest Service: Pollinators

Wild Ones Handbook Online-Landscaping with Native Plants
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

WINGS: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation, Xerces Society

Yard Design Tool - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Reduce Your Stormwater Campaign

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) 

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