Children looking at Monarch (1 of 1)

Check out the Clear Choices Clean Water campaign to find out why natives are important!

Nature Scoop September 2018

Past Nature Scoop Articles

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




Native Bees





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


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