Incredible information is easy to come by.
Native Plant Finder: Specify your Location and get results specific to your area.
Medicinal Plants We Carry: Download a list of the medicinal plants sold at GGPN.
Book : “A Sand County Almanac”
Books: “Bees -An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide”
“Pollinators of Native Plants”
The website is incredible and has downloadable plant lists for bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, and skippers. She has garden plans for rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and how to create bee habitats. She has posters identifying different bee species. This website has it all! She often keynotes conferences in Michigan, and she will be at the virtual Wildflowers Association of Michigan conference this March 2021. Follow on Facebook.
Books: “Bring Nature Home”
“The Living Landscape”
“Natures Best Hope”
“The Nature of Oaks “(New)
This website contains “We can Do this !” How to change your relationship to insects and plants, how to get started, what insects and what plants. The website contains videos, articles, and encouragement to change your lawn into a garden for wildlife.
Book: “Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change”
Mr. Weiner developed New Directions in the American Landscape a conference and workshop series dedicated to advancing the art and science of natural landscape.
National Organizations with Local Chapters
Wild Ones : A recognized voice for native plants and the sustainable landscaping movement promoting increased use of native plantings that create living landscapes. They have several local chapters in Michigan and access to a vast number of resources. Follow them on Facebook.
Audubon Society Is a nation organization with local chapters. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need. Under the Native Plant tab, typing in your zip codes with connects you with local plant species and the birds they support. Follow the on Facebook and Instagram.
Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is an education volunteer program for adults interested in current conservation and natural resource management issues. Follow them on Facebook.
There are several Facebook Groups which provide information about Native Gardening. Often, they have links to free or low-cost webinars or videos.
Gardening for Pollinator and Wildlife Conservation
Restoring Ecosystems with Native Plants
Michigan Pollinators and Native Plants
Pollinators on Native Plants
Pollinator Conservation Association
North American Native Bees
Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars in Michigan
Michigan Botanical Club