Looking to establish a new prairie?
Contact us about our mentoring program!
Websites that we recommend:
- Wild Ones National Site
- Prairie Moon Nursery (They offer excellent guidelines for mowing a new prairie.)
Neil Diboll’s prairie nursery catalog is a great site for plant identification with color photos of all the plants for the Midwest.
EPA Publications (we’re working on updating the links)
- Methods for Increasing Biodiversity in Tallgrass Prairie Reconstructions
- Prairie Plants Evolved To A Harsh Climate
- Forest Cathedrals
- The Influence of Effluence: Wetter Is Better
- Today’s Lawns
- The English Burgher Lawn Aesthetic
- Can Lawns Kill?
- On The Edge of A Sustainable Landscape
WHAT EVERY WILD ONE SHOULD KNOW
- How to Naturally Landscape Without Aggravating Neighbors and Village Officials
- Important Causes of Hay fever
- Observational Design
- It Starts With The Soil
- Removing Vegetation
- Handling Wild Seed
- Buying Seed: Pretty Packages No Substitute For Patience and Local Seeds
- Planting A Prairie
- Prairie Maintenance
- Planting A Woodland
- Creating A Water Garden
- Landscaping For Wildlife
- Aggressive Species
- Species that are Pests in Midwest Natural Areas
Newly revised to include a wider variety of native landscaping ecoregions, this comprehensive guidebook continues the tradition of “how to” information, along with a newly developed list of book resources. You can order a copy for just $10 (includes shipping and handling) at our Wild Ones Store. Wild Ones Landscaping with Native Plants is also available on-line at Environmental Protection Agency web site.
Doug Tallamy Presentations on DVD, $10.00
Toward Harmony with Nature 2014, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes
Part 1: “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards”
Part 2: “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors”
We now have Doug Tallamy’s (award winning author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens) most recent presentations available for you on DVD. Filmed with a live audience during the January Wild Ones Fox Valley Area “Toward Harmony with Nature Conference,” the presentations are in two parts. Part 1: “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards” (approx. 1 hr.) and Part 2: “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors” (1-1/4 hr. plus Q&A) along with the added bonus of the Wild Ones song written and sung by folksinger Steve Hazell (Intro & song approx. 1/4 hr.).
Available on the Wild Ones website: http://foxvalleyarea.wildones.org