Trees for Wildlife
Tree City USA Bulletin #13—Sources for More Information
Few topics in the field of urban forestry have more literature and other sources of excellent material than the topic of wildlife. Here are just a few that you will find helpful.
Landscaping for Wildlife by Carrol L. Henderson (144 pp.) We call this the one book to buy if you can buy only one. It is a publication of the Minnesota Dept. of Natural of Resources and covers wildlife from butterflies to wood ducks. It is detailed, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated. Available from Minnesota’s Bookstore.
660 Olive St.
St. Paul, MN 55155
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- The Wildlife Gardener’s Guide by Janet Marinelli (Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
- Attracting Birds to Your Backyard: 536 Ways to Create a Haven for Your Favorite Birds by Sally Roth (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)
- Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard: Watch Your Garden Come Alive With Beauty on the Wing by Sally Roth (Rodale Organic Gardening Books)
- The Secrets of Backyard Bird-Feeding Success: Hundreds of Surefire Tips for Attracting and Feeding Your Favorite Birds by Deborah L. Martin
Booklets & Leaflets
Most state extension offices have publications about attracting wildlife in their state or region. Many are available in printed form or downloadable online. Here is just one example that focuses on attracting wildlife to windbreaks in the Great Plains States:
Windbreaks and Wildlife by Ron J. Johnson, Mary Beck and James R. Brandle.
Fast Links to Some Key Organizations
- Urban Wildlife Resources is an information source and clearinghouse for urban wildlife-related matters.
- The National Audubon Society has a wealth of information about birdlife and bird habitat.
- The National Wildlife Federation sponsors Garden for Wildlife with programs such as Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Schoolyard Habitats and Community Habitats.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is an excellent source of information about all aspects of wildlife, policies, location of refuges and similar information.
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