Educational Resources

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2021 Wild Ones River City – Michigan Native Plant Vendor List pdf

2021 Michigan Commercial Native Plant/Seed Providers

2021 Wild Ones River City Programs list pdf


EDUCATIONAL LINKS

Follow the links below to find out more about your favorite native Michigan plants and related topics. Some are downloadable PDFs.

Benefits of Native Plants

Gardening-for-Life-Doug-Tallamy

Getting Started with Native Plants

 

Wild Ones Native Garden Design Booklet

 

 

 

Great Lakes Tree Planting Guide pdf

 

 

 


BOOK LIST

WORC Chapter’s Recommended Resources
An in-depth book list compiled by the WORC Chapter Education Committee that includes:

• a description of each book
• beginner or advanced level
• number of copies at Grand Rapids Public Library
• number of copies at Kent District Library
• download site/comments


VIDEOS

We have an extensive list of recorded webinar programs. View our video page.


PLANT LISTS

Plants for Part Sun-Full Sun

Plants for Shade-Part Sun

Native Shrubs and Trees for Backyard Biodiversity

50 Plant Species Common to southern Lower Michigan (a starting point)

To read or download articles about specific species click here.


SPRING EPHEMERALS

Virginia Bluebells, (Mertensia virginica)

Aman Park
Aman Park Images photo presentation of Spring ephemerals in the park

Guided Tour of Aman Park by William Martinus, botanist

Natural Features Inventory of Aman Park

History of Aman Park
by Kayne Ferrier, WORC Program Committee and retired librarian,
Grand Rapids Public Library

Hudsonville Nature Center
Hudsonville Nature Center Virtual Spring Ephemeral Hikes
videos by Craig Elston, Naturalist, Hudsonville Nature Center

Michigan Spring Woodland Wildflowers

 


NATIVE PLANT SOURCING


NATIVE PLANT FINDERS

Audubon Native Plant Finder (enter zip code to do a search of native plants in your area and the birds attracted to them)

National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder (BETA) (enter zip code to do a search of native plants and the butterflies attracted to them based on the research of Dr. Doug Tallamy)


PRAIRIE SEEDLING GUIDES

 

Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation Guide

Central Region Seedling ID guide for Native Prairie Plants

 

 


PLANTING

Ten Steps to Successful Wildflower Planting

Could you please tell me what native plants I can plant on the drain field?- MSU Extension

How to tastefully prairie a small garden bed.


WILDLIFE HABITAT

Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard


NATIVARS (cultivars of natives)

Revised Nativars-Statement from National Wild Ones
Download Wild Ones Nativar statement pdf

Wild Ones Journal Best of 2017 Yogurts Lessons on Nativars

How Effective are Nativars? video with Doug Tallamy


INSECTS & POLLINATION

Pollination-Fast-Facts-2020

Attracting Beneficial Insects with Native Flowering Plants

Plant Fact Sheets also with Attractiveness to Insects

Monarch-Butterflies-Eastern-US-brochure

The Mystery of Milkweed Pollination by Dana Visalli


IDENTIFICATION


VIEWING


OUTREACH


INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM)