By Species

Here are landscaping for wildlife resources by species type such as butterflies or birds. You can find resources regionally by going to the Landscape for Wildlife menu. You can also find plants for wildlife resources by going to Regional Plant Lists for Wildlife Resources. If you see a resource that is not listed, please send it to me via the contact form and I’ll add it.

Bats in Bridges:: Bat Conservation International

Attracting Bats (PDF):: Bat Conservation International

Fish & Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet: Bats (PDF):: NRCS & Habitat Wildlife Council

Working with Wildlife: Bats (PDF):: Stewardship Forest (North Carolina)

Create Roosts for Bats in Your Yard (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Woodland Management for Bats (PDF auto download):: Bat Conservation Trust (U.K.)

Bats and Lighting in the UK (PDF auto download):: Bat Conservation Trust (U.K.)

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Jessica Walliser:: Book

Beneficial Insects and Spiders in Your Main Backyard (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Growing Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects:: Colorado Master Gardener

Attracting Beneficials:: Galveston Master Gardeners

Enticing Predators to Patrol Your Garden:: National Wildlife Federation

Ancient and Species-rich Hedgerows:: Buglife

Building Invertebrate Habitat (PDF):: Cheshire Wildlife Trust

How to Make a Wildlife Tower (PDF):: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Creature Comforts Factsheet (PDF):: Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Bug Hotel (PDF):: Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

 

Papers

Designing for conservation of insects in the built environment (PDF):: Marycarol R. Hunter and Mark D. Hunter, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and School of  Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

BIRD GARDENS

Landscaping to Attract Birds:: Baltimore Bird Club

Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds (PDF):: NC State Cooperative Extension

Working with Wildlife: Songbirds (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Attracting and Feeding Songbirds:: Clemson Cooperative Extension

Using Native Plants to Attract Birds in the Washington D.C. Area and Virginia (PDF):: Green Springs Garden, Fairfax County

Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract (Book)

It’s for the Birds:: Iowa State University Extension

Landscape Plants That Attract Birds (PDF):: University of Wisconsin Extension

Landscaping for Birds:: Mass Audubon

Landscaping to Create Backyard Bird Habitat:: Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Attracting Birds to the Yard or Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

Birdscaping:: University of Vermont Extension

Invite Birds to Your Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Attracting Birds to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Gardening to Attract Birds (PDF):: Desert Connections

Landscaping and Gardening for Birds (PDF):: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Landscaping for Birds:: Point Reyes Bird Observatory

Four Pack: Hummingbird Haven, Christmas Trees for Wildlife, Plants for Your Backyard Habitat, Attracting Butterflies (PDF):: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Homes for Birds:: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Creating a Garden for Birds (PDF):: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Best Practice Guidelines for Enhancing Urban Bird Habitat: Scientific Report (PDF)::Birds in Backyards Program

 

SEASONAL DESIGN

Landscaping for Migratory Birds (PDF):: Rouge River Bird Observatory

Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Beauty in Your Backyard: Attracting and Feeding Summer Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

 

SPECIES SPECIFIC DESIGN

Managing Habitat for American Kestrels (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies:: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Designing a Hummingbird Garden: 15 Ways to Keep Them Coming:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Attracting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

Understanding Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Enhancing Their Habitat in Maine (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden:: New Jersey Audubon

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden:: Iowa State University Extension

Attracting Hummingbirds (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Butterflies and Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

A Hummingbird Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

The Hummingbird: Attracting and Enjoying Wyoming’s Most Fascinating Bird (PDF):: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service

Hummingbirds of Florida (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Hummingbirds: An Attractive Asset to Your Garden (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Attracting Hummingbirds to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Working with Wildlife: Hummingbirds & Butterflies (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

COMMUNITY DESIGN

Community Butterflyscaping: How to have a large-scale butterfly habitat (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

 

BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS

Landscaping to Attract Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers (PDF):: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Butterfly, bee and moth garden designs:: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 

FALL GARDENING

Butterfly Gardening in the Fall:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

DESIGN FOR MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Monarch Habitat Handbook: A California Landowner’s Guide to Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Habitat (Book):: Xerces Society

 

BOOKS

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden (Book)

National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife (Book)

Butterfly Gardening for the South (Book)

 

GENERAL BUTTERFLY GARDENING

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: Xerces Society

Making More Room. A Companion to Making Room for Native Pollinators: Oregon’s Butterflies, Local Plants, and Extra Resources (PDF):: Xerces Society

Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program:: North American Butterfly Association

Fish & Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet: Butterflies (PDF):: NRCS & Habitat Wildlife Council

Create a Butterfly Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Washington State University, King County Extension

Butterflies and How to Attract Them:: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Beneficials in the Garden – The Pollinators: Butterflies:: Galveston Master Gardeners

Butterfly Gardening:: Desert Connections

Attracting Butterflies to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Pocket Field Guide – Landscaping for Wildlife: The Butterfly Garden (PDF):: Louisville Water Company

Attracting Butterflies with Native Plants (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

How to Make Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Butterflies in Your Backyard (PDF):: NC State Cooperative Extension

Backyard Butterflies (PDF):: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Butterfly Gardens:: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Butterfly Gardens:: DEQ Louisiana

Butterfly Gardening for Louisianians (PDF):: LSU Ag Center Research & Extension

Getting Started in Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Butterfly Gardening in Florida (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Butterfly Gardens:: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Grow a Butterfly Friendly Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Cultivate a Butterfly Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Attracting Butterflies to the Garden (PDF):: Colorado State University Extension

Landscaping for Butterflies in Maine (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

A Dozen Design Tips for Butterfly Gardens:: University of Vermont Extension

Feeding Your Butterflies:: University of Vermont Extension

Butterflies in Your Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

Gardening for Butterflies (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Butterflies 101 (PDF):: Lacawac Sanctuary

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: The New York Botanical Garden

How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden:: New Jersey Audubon

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

Butterfly Gardening:: The Butterfly House, Missouri Botanical Garden

Butterfly, bee and moth garden designs:: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Butterfly Gardening:: University of Minnesota Extension

Attracting Butterflies (PDF):: Michigan State University Extension

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies:: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

Gardening for Butterflies (PDF):: Iowa State University Extension

Butterflies and Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening in West Virginia:: West Virginia University Extension Service

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: Clemson Cooperative Extension

Working with Wildlife: Hummingbirds & Butterflies (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Gardening for Butterflies (PDF):: Brookside Gardens

Attracting Butterflies to Your Yard:: Delaware Audubon

Four Pack: Hummingbird Haven, Christmas Trees for Wildlife, Plants for Your Backyard Habitat, Attracting Butterflies (PDF):: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Attracting Dragonflies to Your Yard:: National Wildlife Federation

Managing Habitats for Dragonflies:: British Dragonfly Society

The Wildlife Garden:: Dragonfly (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Dig a Pond for Dragonflies (PDF):: British Dragonfly Society

Dragonflies (Book)

Backyard Ponds: Guidelines for Creating & Managing Habitat for Dragonflies & Damselflies (PDF):: Migratory Dragonfly Partnership

Also see Rain Gardens & Wildlife Ponds for more resources.

Reptiles and Amphibians in your backyard (PDF):: North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Fish & Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet: Reptiles and Amphibians (PDF):: NRCS & Wildlife Habitat Council

Attract Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Where do Lizards Lounge? A guide to creating backyard habitat for lizards (PDF):: Arizona Native Plant Society

Restoring and Managing Habitat for Reptiles and Amphibians (PDF):: Iowa NRCS

Working with Wildlife: Pools for Amphibians (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Homeowner’s Guide to Protecting Frogs (PDF):: US Fish & Wildlife Service

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