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

A New Garden Ethic ★ – Benjamin Vogt
Deer-Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast – Ruth Rogers Clausen & Gregory D Tepper
Growing and Propagating Wildflowers – William Cullina
Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (Propagation) – William Cullina
New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden – Kelly D. Norris
The Northeast Native Plant Primer – Uli Lorimer
Tiny and Wild: Build a Small-Scale Meadow Anywhere – Graham Laird Gardner

Pollinators & Wildlife

Attracting Native Pollinators – Xerces Society and Dr. Marla Spivak
Pollinators of Native Plants – Heather N. Holm
What It’s Like to Be a Bird – David Allen Sibley

Ecology & Environment

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change – Larry Weaner & Thomas Christopher
The Nature of Oaks – Douglas W. Tallamy
Think Like An Ecosystem – Amélie des Plantes

Field Guides

Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America – Roger Tory Peterson
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide ★ – Lawrence Newcomb and Gordon Morrison
Peterson Field Guide To Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Central N. America – Steven Foster
The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States – Janine M. Benyus
The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants – Samuel Thayer

Common Bees of Eastern North America – Olivia Messinger Carril and Joseph S. Wilson
Kaufman Field Guide To Butterflies of North America – Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders
Peterson Field Guide To Moths of Northeastern North America – David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie
The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees – Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril

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

Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania – Bradford B. Van Diver

Children’s Books

Nature’s Best Hope (Young Readers’ Edition): How You Can Save the World in Your Own Yard – Sarah L Thomson and Douglas W. Tallamy
Super Skills of Backyard Bugs – Julie Travaglini (LOCAL WILD ONES MEMBER!)

Adjacent Topics

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future – David Attenborough
A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail – Bill Bryson
Botany in a Day – Thomas J. Elpel
Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Gathering Moss – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder – Richard Louv
Native American Ethnobotany – Daniel E. Moerman
Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit – Andrew Moore
Restoration Agriculture – Mark Shepard
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
The Genius of Birds – Jennifer Ackerman
The Invention of Nature – Andrea Wulf
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – Elizabeth Kolbert
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The Sting of the Wild – Justin O. Schmidt
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
We Are the ARK – Mary Reynolds

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