Learn about gardening for wildlife

 

Book

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

In this new book, Doug Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats.

Available for checkout at Urbana Library.

Website

Homegrown National Park

Homegrown National Park™ is a grassroots call-to-action to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks. Their goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S. This represents approximately ½ of the green lawns of privately-owned properties.

Website and book

The Humane Gardener

Plants are the solution to everything. That’s the driving concept behind the Humane Gardener website, book, presentations, and probably any conversation you’ll ever have with the author Nancy Lawson (you’ve been warned!). Whether you’re trying to resolve conflicts with wildlife or immersed in efforts to save local fauna, you’ll be more successful if you let plants lead the way. 

Available for checkout at Urbana Library.

Website

Plant NOVA Natives Campaign

Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of non-profit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.

Book

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. Available for checkout at Urbana Library.

Certification

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife.

Website

Plant NOVA Natives Campaign

Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of non-profit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.

Book

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. Available for checkout at Urbana Library.

Certification

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife.

Book

The Pollinator Victory Garden

Win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening. Learn how to attract and support bees, beetles, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. Step-by-step instructions for turning your landscape into a pollinator paradise. Includes beautiful photographs, informative illustrations, and plant lists. 

By Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial.

Available for checkout at the Urbana Library

Book

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. Available for checkout at Urbana Library.

Certification

National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy, and can make a lasting difference for wildlife.

Book

A New Garden Ethic

Cultivating defiant compassion for an uncertain future. Author Benjamin Vogt examines why our urban wildlife gardens matter,  why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another. 

Book and Website

Xerces Society
100 Plants to Feed the Bees

 

Provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive. In an at-a-glance, photo-driven format, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees presents 100 nectar- and pollen-rich plants that home gardeners can cultivate to create a more bee-friendly world.

By the Xerces Society, an incredible organization that advocates for invertebrates. 

Available for checkout at the Urbana Library

Website

Plant NOVA Natives Campaign

Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a grand coalition of non-profit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia.