Saving living space for living things one yard at a time

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

by Douglas W. Tallamy

If you can read just one book on the importance of native plants, this is it. Biodiversity is critical to human survival. This book proposes liberal use of native plants in suburban yards to restore biodiversity and to sustain the wildlife that depends on them. Hundreds of color photos show key species of plants and insects.


Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies

The Xerces Society Guide, Eric Mader et al.

If you have time for a second book, read this one. This volume reflects the latest understanding about creating and managing pollinator habitat. It is illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and dozens of specially created illustrations.