Reading List

New to Native Plants

Bringing Nature Home – Douglas W. Tallamy

Nature’s Best Hope – Douglas W. Tallamy

Planting in a Post-Wild World – Thomas Rainer and Claudia West 

Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design – Benjamin Vogt

Native Plant Gardening

The Northeast Native Plant Primer – Uli Lorimer

Tiny and Wild: Build a Small-Scale Meadow Anywhere – Graham Laird Gardner

Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden – Kelly D. Norris

Growing and Propagating Wildflowers – William Cullina

Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (Propagation) – William Cullina

A New Garden Ethic – Benjamin Vogt

Pollinators and Wildlife

Pollinators of Native Plants – Heather N. Holm

Attracting Native Pollinators – Xerces Society and Dr. Marla Spivak

What It’s Like to Be a Bird – David Allen Sibley

Ecology & Environment

Think Like An Ecosystem – Amélie des Plantes

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change – Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher             

The Nature of Oaks – Douglas W. Tallamy

Native Plant Propagation

Field Guides

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide – Lawrence Newcomb and Gordon Morrison

Peterson Field Guide To Medicinal Plants & Herbs Of Eastern & Central N. America – Steven Foster

Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America – Roger Tory Peterson

Common Bees of Eastern North America – Olivia Messinger Carril and Joseph S. Wilson

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees – Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril 

Peterson Field Guide To Moths Of Northeastern North America – David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie

Sibley Birds East – David Allen Sibley

Peterson Field Guide To Reptiles And Amphibians Eastern & Central North America – Robert Powell, Roger Contant, and Joseph T. Collins

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders

Kaufman Field Guide To Butterflies Of North America – Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman

The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States – Janine M. Benyus

Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania – Bradford B. Van Diver

The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants – Samuel Thayer

Children’s Books

Super Skills of Backyard Bugs – Julie Travaglini (LOCAL WILD ONES MEMBER!)

Nature’s Best Hope (Young Readers’ Edition): How You Can Save the World in Your Own Yard – Sarah L Thomson and Douglas W. Tallamy

Adjacent Topics

We Are the ARK – Mary Reynolds

Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Botany in a Day – Thomas J. Elpel

Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit – Andrew Moore

Native American Ethnobotany – Daniel E. Moerman

Gathering Moss – Robin Wall Kimmerer

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder – Richard Louv

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold

Silent Spring – Rachel Carson

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey

The Genius of Birds – Jennifer Ackerman

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – Elizabeth Kolbert 

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future – David Attenborough

Restoration Agriculture – Mark Shepard

Walden – Henry David Thoreau

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – Bill Bryson

The Invention of Nature – Andrea Wulf

The Sting of the Wild – Justin O. Schmidt