Hello Wild Side Readers,
If you are new to this blog, I share information on Ohio’s wildlife, but as an educator, I also create posts related to education events I present at. Recently, I presented at the 2022 Midwest Native Plant Conference. The below are resources I shared during that presentation, as well as the slide set. For those of you that were not in attendance, never fear – this presentation (which is a recorded webinar) is very similar if you’d like to watch it.
Enhancing Your Landscape for Birds and Other Wildlife – Slide set from 2022 Midwest Native Plant Conference
3 Billion Birds Lost Research and Website
Doug Tallamy webinar – Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home (the connection between trees and caterpillars)
Alternatives to Non-native, Invasive Plants Brochure and Website– Ohio Invasive Plant Council
Butterflies & Moths of North America
Ohio Trees for Bees – OSU Extension fact sheet
Enhancing Food (Mast) Production for Woodland Wildlife – OSU Extension fact sheet
Importance of Dead Wood in Forests – recorded webinar
Nesting and Overwintering Habitat for Pollinators and Other
Ohio Bat Working Group website – info on bat houses, forest management for bats, recorded videos on Ohio bats, and more!
Preventing Bird Window Strikes – American Bird Conservancy
Butterflies of Ohio Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels
Good Garden Bugs by Mary M. Gardiner
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest by Sally and Harmon Weeks
Native Trees of the Midwest by Weeks, Weeks, and Parker
Pollinators of Native Plants by Heather Holmes
Bees: ID & Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holmes
Bees in Your Backyard by Joseph William & Olivia Messinger Carril
Caterpillars of Eastern NA by David Wagner
Remember the power that our community green spaces can have – they foster an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Happy wildscaping and I hope you (and the wildlife) enjoy the space you create!
Wildlife Program Specialist