Suggested Reading - Using Native Plants in Your Home Landscape and Gardens
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2009.
Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies, The Xerces Society, Storey Publishing LLC, 2011.
Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects, The Xerces Society, Timber Press, 2016.
The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide, Charlotte Adelman & Bernard Schwartz, Ohio University Press, 2011.
Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden, Alan Branhagen, Timber Press, 2016.
Native Trees of the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Value, and Landscaping Use, Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P. Weeks, and George S. Parker, Purdue University Press, 2010.
Landscaping with Native Trees, Jim Wilson and Guy Sternberg, Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing and Propagating North American Woody Plants, William Cullina, Houghton Mifflin Harcort, 2002.
Suggested Reading - Field Guides & Identification Books
Butterflies of Illinois: A Field Guide, Michael R. Post, Susan L.Wiker, and James R. Jeffords, Illinois Natural History Survey, 2014.
Vascular Flora of Illinois: A Field Guide, 4th Edition, Robert H. Mohlenbrock, Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.
Plants of the Chicago Region, Floyd Swink and Gerould Wilhelm, Indiana Academy of Science, 1994.
Caterpillars of Eastern North America: A Guide to Identification and Natural History, David L. Wagner, Princeton University Press, 2005.
Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers and Plants of the Prairie Midwest, 2nd Edition, Doug Ladd and Frank Oberle, Falcon Guides, 2005.