Native Plant and Wildlife Resources

Updated: Mar 31



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:


BIRDS/POLLINATORS/WILDLIFE:


Audubon Pennsylvania: https://pa.audubon.org/


iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/


Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science Bird Count Information: https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/citizen-science-be-part-of-something-bigger/


Homegrown National Park: https://homegrownnationalpark.org/


National Wildlife Federation (Wildlife Habitat Certification): https://www.nwf.org/


Xerces Society: https://www.xerces.org/


NATIVE PLANTS/CONSERVATION LANDSCAPING:


Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve (source of local native plant species, plant lists and deer resistant plant list): https://www.bhwp.org


Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Conservation Booklet: https://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/resources/the-eight-essential-elements/


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


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


PA DCNR, Landscaping with Native Plants: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/WildPlants/LandscapingwithNativePlants/Pages/default.aspx


Pennsylvania Native Plant Society (source for native plant sources): http://www.panativeplantsociety.org/


Pennsylvania National Heritage Program: http://www.naturalheritage.state.pa.us/Communities.aspx


Rutgers Deer Resistant Plant List: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/deer-resistant-plants/


INSPIRING PLACES:


Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve: https://www.bhwp.org


Chanticleer Gardens: www.chanticleergarden.org


Mt. Cuba Center: www.mtcubacenter.org


Wildwood Lake Park: https://www.wildwoodlake.org/



BOOKS:


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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