Great Resources

Useful tools to help you improve the health of your landscape

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BugGuide.Net

Have you ever spotted an insect in your landscape that completely mystified you?  Some little bug that you had never seen before?  Where do you go to figure out whether you have stumbled upon a fantastic beneficial insect or a destructive pest?  BugGuide.net is a terrific place to start your…

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Cornell Ornithology Lab’s “All About Birds”

If you like to garden, then you probably like birds.  But, do you always know what birds are visiting your garden and what they need to survive? Once in a while a feathered visitor might appear that you have never seen before.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could find…

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Native Plant Societies

Whether you are a new gardener, a seasoned gardener, or a native plant geek, you can benefit greatly from a membership with a local native plant society.  These groups are tremendous resources for information on regional native plants (many have online plant lists), educational events including certificate programs, landscaping and…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides

Sometimes you need a gardening resource that is a quick read, providing distilled information that is useful, interesting, and well-written.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has excelled in publishing such books in the form of their garden guides. Over the years, BBG has published several dozen Garden Guides on topics ranging…

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The Xerces Society & Attracting Native Pollinators

Honey bees in decline, Monarch Butterflies in crisis, major threats to certain species of native bees – these are the stories we frequently see in the news these days. Wouldn’t it be great to support an organization whose mission it is to protect creatures like bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and other…

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Backyard Foraging

In the past decade we have been inspired to  “grow local – eat local.”   Why not take this idea a step further and eat even more of Mother Nature’s Bounty?   If you have been reading this blog, you know that I enthusiastically recommend a number of edible native plants.  In…

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