Resources: Gardening for Pollinators and Using Native Plants

Print resources

Darke, Rick and Tallmay, Douglas W. The Living Landscape Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Timber Press 2014

Holm, Heather. Bees: an Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide. Pollination Press, 2017.

Holm, Heather. Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Pollination Press LLC, 2014.

Johnson, Lorraine. 100 Easy-to-GrowNative Plants for Canadian Gardeners. Whitecap Books, 1999

Johnson, Lorraine. The Gardener’s Manifesto. Penguin Books, 2003

Johnson, Lorraine. The New Ontario Naturalized Garden.Whitecap Books, 2001

Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Timber Press, 2016.

Tallamy, Douglas W. Nature’s Best Hope-a New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard. Timber Press, 2019 Williams, Paul H. Bumble Bees of North America: an Identification Guide. Princeton University Press, 2014

Helpful organizations and websites

EcoBeneficial: Useful Landscape Tips to Improve Our Environment

Annie White’s website about benefits of native species versus native cultivars for supporting pollinators

Bee City Canada— a national organization that supports communities in developing habitat for pollinators

Bumble Bee Watch— a Citizen Science initiative to record bumble bee sightings

Stratford is on the edge of the Carolinian Zone. Website has lots of info and many links

How to Create a Pollinator-friendly Garden

Invest in a Beetle Bank

North American Native Plant Society—information about growing native plants, Native Plant sales, seed exchanges, workshops

Pollination Guelph_-volunteer organization committed to restoring pollinator habitat

Enhancing Pollinator Habitat Through Research, Education and Design http://Pollinator

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation— provides information about species at risk and conservation

Wildlife Preservation Canada’s At-risk Pollination Program

Compiled by Carolyn Schmidt