There are many resources available to learn how to develop a wildlife habitat using native plants.  Here are some of our favorites. Scroll or jump to sections on this page:


Print Publications

  • Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape, Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge
  • Landscaping with Native Plants, Maryland Native Plant Society, download a copy
  • The Living Landscape, Designing for Beauty and Diversity in the Home Garden, Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy
  • Pollinators of Native Plants, Heather Holm
  • Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy
  • Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat Conservation Landscaping in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, download a copy. Chapter members may download the contents in searchable table format on the Members Only page.
  • Members can browse and purchase from the Wild Ones reading list @ which offers collections of books that have been featured in Wild Ones programming, provide valuable resources and education to support your native landscaping projects, or serve as inspiration for living a more sustainable life. Purchases made directly from the Wild Ones Reading List supports Wild Ones’ mission.

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