Books and Websites for Pollinator Gardens and Larger Native Plantings

By Jim Kessler

Darke, R. and D. Tallamy.  June 2014.  The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Portland OR: Timber Press

Holm H. 2014. Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants.  Minnetonka, MN: Pollination Press LLC

Mitchell, R. and H. Zim. 2002. Butterflies and Moths (A Golden Guide). New York, NY: St. Martin's  Press

Murrow, C. 2013. Native Plants for Honeybees:Creating a Pollinator Garden with Biodiversity in Mind. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Packard, S., and C. F. Mutel.  The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1997.  This is a comprehsive guide for native habitat restoration in the Midwest.

Plant.Grow.Fly. Blank Park Zoo. This is a project of the Blank Park Zoo and many other organizations and educational institutions to increase pollinator habitat and to reverse the rapid decline of pollinator populations.

Selecting Plants for Pollinators. Pollinator Partnership.  Type in your zip code to link to an excellent 24 page PDF native plant guide for pollinator gardens and native habitat plantings for your ecoregion.  There are guides for most specific ecoregions in the United States.

Prairie Moon Nursery. 2014. Prairie Moon Nursery Catalog and Cultural Guide.  Order this catalog.  It is the best source for detailed information about native plants and how to grow them.  They have many species that can not be found elsewhere.

Stokes, D., L. Stokes, and E. Williams. 1991. The Butterfly Book: An Easy Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification, and Behavior. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company

Rosenzweig, M. L.  Win-Win Ecology: How the Earth's Species can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise.   New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Small, N. C., and T. Small.  Using Native Plants to Restore Community in Southwest Michigan and Beyond. Kalamazoo, MI: Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones, 2011.  Print.

Tallamy, D. 2007. Bringing Nature Home. Portland, OR: Timber Press

Walliser, J. 2014.  Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden. Portland, OR: Timber Press.

Wilson, J.  Landscaping with Wildflowers: An Environmental Approach to Gardening.   Boston/New York:  Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992.  Print.

Xerces Society. 2011. Attracting Native Pollinators. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.