Here are some resources that we find valuable.
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting native plants in landscapes and habitats.
Chatham's primary non-profit protecting and promoting conservation areas in Chatham, MA.
Websites with information on planting with natives and/or identifying native species:
Conservation-Themed Books for Children
- Tree: A Peek-Through Board Book, 2016 by BrittaTeckentrup ages: 3 months-3 years
- Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, 2017 by Oliver Jeffers ages: 3-6
- Sea Lions in the Parking Lot: Animals on the Move in a Time of Pandemic, 2021 by Leonora Todaro ages: 4-8
- Maple and Rosemary, 2023 by Alison James ages 4-8
- Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge, 2023 by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay ages: 8-12
- Timelines of Nature: From Mountains and Glaciers to Mayflies and Marsupials, 2023 by DK Children's Encyclopedia ages: 9-12
- Plasticus-Maritus: An Invasive Species, 2021 by Ana Pego and Isabel Minhos Martins ages: 12-18
Garden-Themed Books for Children
- Planting a Rainbow by Ehlert, Lois ages: 1-4
- Up, Down, and Around Big Book by Ayres, Katherine ages: 2-5
- What's Inside A Flower? by Ignotofsky, Rachel ages: 3-8
- Let's Get Gardening by DK ages: 5-8
- Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Volume 24) by Brown, Renata ages: 7-10
Recommended for Increasing Native Plants in Landscapes
- Tallamy, Doug Bringing Nature Home (contains lists of plants and the numbers of insects which feed on them)
- Weaner and Christopher Garden Revolution: How our landscapes can be a source of environmental change
- Rainer and West Planting in a Post-Wild World