Books and Media

. . . Books about Nature

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  • Airplanes in the Garden, by Joan Zipperer Calder

    Media $15.00
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    The discovery of a monarch butterfly egg on a milkweed plant teaches a young girl about metamorphosis.

    Readers will discover a unique children’s nonfiction picture book, containing vibrant watercolor artwork. The book includes an informative section with migration maps, tips to grow your own butterfly-friendly garden, and a butterfly song, which can be downloaded from the web. The book also contains web addresses to learn more about monarch butterflies.

    A Mom’s Choice Award Recipient

    Inscribed and autographed by the author

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  • Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, by Bill Berry

    Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, by Bill Berry

    Media $19.00
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    In 1968, DDT went on trial in Madison, Wisconsin. In Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, Bill Berry details how the citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of “the miracle pesticide” DDT, which was being used to control Dutch elm disease.

    Berry tells of the hunters and fishers, bird-watchers, and garden-club ladies like Lorrie Otto, who dropped off twenty-eight dead robins at the Bayside village offices. He tells of university professors and scientists like Joseph Hickey, a professor and researcher in the Department of Wildlife Management at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who wept about the suppression of some of his early DDT research. And he tells of activists like Senator Gaylord Nelson and members of the state’s Citizens Natural Resources who rallied for the cause.

    Today, virtually every reference to the history of DDT mentions the impact of Wisconsin’s battles. Banning DDT is a compelling story of how citizen activism, science, and law merged in Wisconsin’s DDT battles to forge a new way to accomplish public policy.

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  • Bringing Nature Home, by Douglas W. Tallamy

    Bringing Nature Home, by Douglas W. Tallamy

    Media $22.00
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    As habitat destruction accelerates, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. There is an important step toward reversing this alarming trend: everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.

    There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife — native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many areas, habitat destruction is so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and headed toward extinction.

    Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being. By acting on Doug Tallamy’s practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.

    The perfect antidote to the belief that nature happens somewhere else. If you have a backyard, this book is for you — get outside and learn about the wildlife around you, and then do something to make a haven for species at risk.

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  • Guide – Common Native Roadside Wildflowers, Western Edition

    Media $5.00
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    A field guide to native forbs and grasses” is published by the Federal Highway Administration. This laminated field guide highlights 100 native forbs/grasses commonly found on highway rights-of-way and other natural areas across Eastern America.

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  • Guide - Common Roadside Invasives

    Guide – Common Roadside Invasives

    Media $5.00
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    A nationwide field guide to non-native trees, shrubs, and vines published by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. This laminated guide identifies 60 invasive plants commonly found across the United States. Colored drawings of leaves, seed pods, and flowers assist in the identification of these plants. It is small enough to fit in glove compartments so you can have the guide handy wherever you go.

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  • Landscaping with Native Plants, by Wild Ones©

    Landscaping with Native Plants, by Wild Ones©

    Media $1.00
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    Landscaping with Native Plants (formerly titled Wild Ones Handbook) includes information regarding natural landscaping techniques and being a good neighbor. However, native plant culture and propagation theories continue to develop.

    This special issue represents the work of many pioneers of the natural landscaping movement. The views expressed are the opinions of the writers.

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  • The Inside Story, by Janice Stiefel

    The Inside Story, by Janice Stiefel

    Media $20.00
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    This softcover book is a  compilation of  66 articles written for Wild Ones by the late Janice Stiefel.

    Janice was an outstanding photographer of all of them and this book showcases her talent as well as her skills as a writer. It is a tribute to Janice’s accomplishments and her spirit.

    EXTRA: Inscribed and autographed by the author’s widower, John Stiefel.

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. . . CD's and DVD's

  • CD - Steve Hazell's "Reflections"

    CD – Steve Hazell’s “Reflections”

    Media $15.00
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    Folk Singer Steve Hazell’s compilation CD “The Company of Friends” contains 15 songs in all and is autographed by Hazell.

    • The song “For the Wild Ones” captures the spirit of the Wild Ones movement and mentions Lorrie Otto in the lyrics.
    • The song “Light on the Land” is a blend of Steve’s and Wild Ones’ philosophies of the human impact on the environment, gently reminding us to be mindful of our effect on the Earth.
    • The song “This Land’s in Harmony” was co-written with Fox Valley Area Chapter member Carol Niendorf, and follows the theme of working in harmony with nature.
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  • DVD - Doug Tallamy's Harmony Conference Speeches

    DVD – Doug Tallamy’s Harmony Conference Speeches

    Media $5.00
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    Doug Tallamy, PhD, nationally recognized environmental speaker and award-winning author of “Bringing Nature Home“, shares his message of the new gardening ethic. “The Vital New Role of the Suburban/Urban Garden” is a copy of Tallamy’s presentations on DVD, and is in two parts.

    • Part I is entitled “The value of having native plants in our yards”
    • Part II is entitled “Creating healthy, biodiverse neighborhood corridors”
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  • Roots" Short-Sleeve TeeRoots" Short-Sleeve Tee

    “Roots” Short-Sleeve Tee

    Apparel $21.00$23.00
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    Fan favorite “Roots” design tee is back! Show the world how deep your roots run with Wild Ones in this screen-printed tee! Janet Wissink’s “Roots” artwork is a long-time member favorite.

    • Comes in forest with cream graphic,
      chestnut with cream graphic, or
      sand with forest graphic
    • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL (add $2)
    • Made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton
    • Seamless double-needle 7/8″ collar
    • Double-needle stitched sleeve and bottom hems
    • Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
    • Taped neck and shoulders
    • Tear away label
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  • Butterfly Garden Banner

    Butterfly Garden Banner

    Show It $21.00
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    Show your love of native plants with this two-sided butterfly garden banner!

    • 12″ x 18″
    • weatherproof
    • vertical hanging garden banner
    • full-color butterfly garden imprint on both sides
    • Eye catching design
    • Sure to start up a conversation about native plants!
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