Suggested reading

Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

by Douglas W. Tallamy

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.


The Organic Lawncare Manual

by Paul Tukey

Tukey describes a natural, low-maintenance system for maintaining a beautiful, safe lawn.




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

The Xerces Society Guide, Eric Mader et al.

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.


Miracle Under the Oaks: The Revival of Nature in America

by William K. Stevens

Stevens chronicles the discovery of the savanna ecosystem and the success of the Vestal Grove restoration, the first of its kind anywhere. It is a tribute to Steve Packard’s expertise and vision.