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Nature Scoop October 2017

Gardening for Life by Dr. Douglas Tallamy    http://www.wildones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Gardening-for-Life-Doug-Tallamy.pdf

Why Wild Ones?    http://www.wildones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WhyWildOnes.pdf

Why we need Monarch Butterflies?   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/sunday-review/the-year-the-monarch-didnt-appear.html?_r=0

Green Ribbon Initiative

General information on the Oak Openings, a globally rare habitat and what The Nature Conservancy has labeled as “One of America’s Last Great Places.”  http://oakopenings.org/

Wildflower Plant information

Wild Ones national website   www.wildones.org
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center    http://www.wildflower.org/plants/
Native Plant Network     http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/

 

Native Garden Websites

http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/

www.themeadowproject.com

http://nativeplantconvert.blogspot.com

Native Bees

http://nativepollinator.com/

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5306468.pdf

http://ournativebees.com/

http://beenative.org/index.html<

Invasive Plant Info

Fighting Invasive Plants in Ohio  http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/3/invasive/pdf/invasive_plants06.pdf

Garlic Mustard video  http://www.in-sitevideo.com/wff/garlicmustard.html

Garlic Mustard  http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/garlicmustard.shtml

Miscellaneous

Root System of Prairie Plants     http://www.il.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/plants/npg/NPG-rootsystems.html

Ohio Spring Wildflowers         http://www.ohiodnr.com/Home/Nature/wetlands/spring_wildflowers/tabid/1006/Default.aspx

Recommended Reading

Bringing Nature Home by Douglas Tallamy

Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold

The Landscaping Revolution – Andy Wasowski

Urban and Suburban Meadows – Catherine Zimmerman

What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? – Tony Juniper

The Organic Lawn Care Manual – Paul Tukey

Teaming with Microbes; A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web – Jeff Lowenfels  Wayne Lewis