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Native Plant and Wildlife Resources

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

If you would like to learn more about native plants and our local wildlife, their value, benefits, habitat , etc., here is a list of resources that may help you. Please reach out with any questions:


Audubon Pennsylvania:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science Bird Count Information:

Homegrown National Park:

National Wildlife Federation (Wildlife Habitat Certification):

Xerces Society:


Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve (source of local native plant species, plant lists and deer resistant plant list):

Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Conservation Booklet:

Labybird Johnson Wildflower Center (an awesome resource of native plants by state, etc.):

Manada Conservancy (Dauphin County Land Conservancy organization, source of local native plant species and spring plant sale):

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society (source for native plant sources):

Pennsylvania National Heritage Program:

Rutgers Deer Resistant Plant List:


Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve:

Chanticleer Gardens:

Mt. Cuba Center:

Wildwood Lake Park:


Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies; The Xerces Society Guide by Eric Mader, Matthew Sheperd, Mace Vaughan, Scott Hoffman Black and Gretchen LeBuhn

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can be a Source of Environmental Change; by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts In Your Yard and Bringing Nature Home; by Doug Tallamy

New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden by Kelly D. Norris

Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology Of Our Own Backyards; by Sara Stein

Taming Wildflowers; by Miriam Goldberger

The Living Landscape: Designing For Beauty And Biodiversity In The Home Garden; by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature by Sue Stuart Smith

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