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Habitat Hero Recommended Readings

Recommended literature to help you plant a bird-friendly garden.

American Meadow Garden: Creating a natural alternative to the traditional lawn. John Greenlee. 2009. Timber Press.

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies. The Xerces Society. 2011. Workman Publishers.  

Bringing Home Nature: How you Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Douglas Tallamy. 2013. Timber Press.

Collecting, Processing and Germinating Seeds of Wildland Plants. James A. Young & Cheryl G. Young. 1986. Timber Press. Originally published in hardcover in 1986, available in paperback since 2009. 236 pages, Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Colorado Wildscapes, Bringing Conservation Home, 2005, Audubon Colorado: The guide to wildscaping that inspired the Habitat Hero project. Includes chapters on knowing your site, how wildscapes work, designing and building your wildscape, maintaining that great habitat, and wildscapes as tools for education and community involvement. Chock full of color photos and inspiring profiles of Habitat Heroes.

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects. The Xerces Society. 2014. Storey Publishing.

Garden Stories. Judy Richter. 2017. CreateSpace Independent Publishing. 

Garden RevolutionHow Our Landscapes Can Be A Source Of Environmental Change. Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher. 2016. Timber Press.

Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area. Robert D. Dorn and Jane L. Dorn. 2007. Lulu Publishing. 

High and DryGardening with Cold-Hardy Dryland Plants. Robert Nold. 2008. Timber Press.

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region. Hilary Parkinson. 2015. Technical Reference 1730-3 2003. U. S. Dept. Interior. Bureau of Land Management

Native Plants for High-elevation Western Gardens. Janice Busco and Nancy R. Morin. 2010. Fulcrum Press.

Plants with Altitude: Regionally Native Plants for Wyoming Gardens. Amy A. Fluet. Jennifer S. Thompson. Dorothy E. Tuthill. Brenna R. Marsicek. 2014. University of Wyoming. Biodiversity Institute. 

Seeds of Woody Plants in the United States.  1974.  USDA, National Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook No. 450; this book has been largely replaced by the book below.

The American Meadow Garden, Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn, John Greenlee, 2009, Timber Press: A beautiful book that shows and tells how  and why to replace your lawn with native meadow. Saxon Holt's photos are gorgeous and informative, and the book includes how-tos plus lists of grasses and grasslike plants, plus examples by region.

The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. From Seed to Tissue Culture. 2nd edition. Michael A. Dirr. Charles W. Heuser. Jr. 2007.  Varsity Press. Inc.

Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty. Laurent Springer Ogden. 2011. Fulcrum Press.

Wyoming Wildscape. Wyoming Game & Fish Department.


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