Books to help you plan your next project or get inspired.
Information about various natural communities.
Books about bees, butterflies and more.
Mushroom identification and information.
Bird Identification and landscaping for birds.
Author: WI DNR Pocket guide for identifying invasive plants in Wisconsin. This guide is designed not only to help you identify the invasive plant species of Wisconsin, but also to help you learn why they are a threat. It includes all the species that are listed as "prohibited" or "restricted" in the state of Wisconsin and more.
Author: The Xerces Society How-to-guide for attracting bees, butterflies and other insects to urban and rural landscapes. This guidebook informs readers how to best provide vital habitat and resources for native pollinators of North America.
Author: Doug Tallamy An inspirational conservation book about why native plants are necessary in our home landscapes. Tallamy outlines why native plants are critical in reversing the loss of wildlife in America and which plants are most valuable for wildlife and our ecosystems as a whole.
Author: Lynn M. Steiner Learn how to incorporate native plants into your garden and create nature-themed gardens with this field guide to native landscaping in the Wisconsin and midwest area. Book includes high-quality photos to better help you identify native plants.
Author: Donald Joseph Leopold How-to-guide for those interested in conservation and gardening with native plants. Includes detailed descriptions and horticultural information of native species throughout the northesatern United States.
Author: Thomas Rainer and Claudia West A how-to-guide for designing natural landscapes in your own backyard. Rainer and West call on readers to initiate conservation efforts, not only a large-scale, but also in their own communities.
By: Theodore S. Cochrane, Kandis Elliot, and Claudia S. Lipke A beautiful, colorful handbook of Midwestern prairie plant species brought to you by the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin. Proven to be one of the best field guide for prairie plant identification in the upper midwest.
Author: Norman Carter Fassett Guidebook to aid in the identification of spring plants of Wisconsin. Spring Flora is a useful seasonal guide to identifying any plant blooming before June 15th, including grasses, sedges, trees, and wildflowers.
Author: Whitney Cohen, John Fisher This step-by-step guide to working with kids in the garden will inspire all parents to cultivate their own little gardener. Children's new-found interest in gardening will inspire them to get dirty, plant seeds, and enjoy the garden's delicious rewards.
Authors: Daryl Smith, Dave Williams, Greg Houseal, & Kirk Hederson In-depth guide to prairie restoration covering instructions to collecting native prairie seeds, finding and restoring remnant prairies, planting new prairies and more.