Landscape for Wildlife:: Midwest

 

Here you will find regional landscaping for wildlife guides and documents. They are mostly from universities, extension services, cities or other organizations and are tailored for specific regions and their wildlife. If you have a  resource that’s not listed, please send it to me by using the contact form (also found in the pages drop down menu) and I will gladly add it.

You can find plants lists for wildlife, many which accompany these documents under the ‘Pages’ menu under ‘Regional Plant Lists‘.

 

All Midwest

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

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

 

Illinois

Landscaping for Wildlife: The Needs of Wildlife:: Lake County Forest Preserves

Landscaping for Wildlife: Planning Your Backyard Habitat:: Lake County Forest Preserves

Creating Habitat and Homes for Illinois Wildlife:: Illinois Department of Natural Resources

 

Indiana

Landscaping with Plants Native to Indiana:: Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Backyard Habitat (PDF):: Indiana Wildlife Federation

 

Iowa

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

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden:: Iowa State University Extension

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

Iowa Job Sheet: Pollinator Habitat (PDF):: Iowa NRCS

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

 

Kansas

Windbreaks for Wildlife (PDF):: Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University

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

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

 

Michigan

Backyard Wildlife Management:: NRCS & Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Managing Michigan’s Wildlife: A Landowner’s Guide:: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Attracting Butterflies (PDF):: Michigan State University Extension

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

 

Minnesota

Butterfly Gardening:: University of Minnesota Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife (Book)

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

Excavated Ponds for Wildlife (PDF):: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

 

Missouri

Landscaping for Backyard Wildlife:: Missouri Department of Conservation

Native Plants for Your Landscape (PDF):: Missouri Department of Conservation

Butterfly Gardening:: The Butterfly House, Missouri Botanical Garden

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Butterfly Gardening & Conservation (PDF):: Conservation Department Missouri

 

Nebraska

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

Backyard Wildlife: Planting for Habitat (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

Windbreaks and Wildlife (PDF):: University of Nebraska Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

 

Ohio

Backyard Enhancement for Wildlife (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Considering Wildlife in Golf Course Management (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Shelterbelts for Wildlife:: Ohio State University Extension

Dead Trees as Resources for Forest Wildlife (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Habitats for Learning: A planning guide for using and developing school land labs (PDF):: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

 

Wisconsin

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

The Water’s Edge: Helping fish and wildlife on your waterfront property (PDF):: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Woodlands: Wildlife Management (PDF):: University of Wisconsin Extension