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    Airplanes in the Garden, by Joan Zipperer Calder

    Airplanes in the Garden, by Joan Zipperer Calder

    Books $22.00 $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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    Backyard Bird Book for kids, by Janet Mohr with Adeline Howard

    Backyard Bird Book for kids, by Janet Mohr with Adeline Howard

    Books $12.00 $9.00
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    This delightful book is written from the point of view of an eight-year-old engaging in birdwatching in her backyard. Includes four-color photos of a wide variety of birds, including photos of both males and females of most species. Introduces kids to birdwatching techniques to establish a love of our feathered friends!

     

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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

    Books $25.00 $15.00
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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

    Books $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

    Books $5.00 $3.00
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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

    Books $5.00 $3.00
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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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    Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest, by Elizabeth J. Czarapata

    Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An illustrated guide to their identification and control, by Elizabeth J. Czarapata

    Books $30.00 $22.00
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    Czarapata, a Wild Ones member and founder of the Wind Lake Environmental Club, posthumously received the Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species 2005 Invader Crusader Award. This in-depth guide starts by explaining what invasive plants are, and why it’s important to control them. Index includes common names, and four-color closeups and long shots throughout the book assist in identification. The most effective techniques for control are discussed, and invasive plants of major concern are highlighted because of their ability to aggressively spread and cause both ecological and economic damage. Native plants which also sometimes need control are also discussed, not because these plants should be eliminated from the landscape, but to encourage native plant diversity which may not be achieved if the more aggressive natives have free reign.

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    Landscaping with Native Plants, by Wild Ones©

    Landscaping with Native Plants, by Wild Ones©

    Books $6.00 $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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    Pollinators of Native Plants

    Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, by Heather Holm

    Books $30.00 $25.00
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    Beautiful book full with over 1600 photos! Includes a “How to Use This Book” section to ensure you get the most of the information provided by Wild Ones member and Honorary Director Holm. Documents how to attract and identify a wide range of pollinators and beneficial insects. Learn about the best native plants for bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles.

    The book profiles 65+ native plant species of the Midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast, and southern Canada.

    Bonus: Books purchased through the Wild Store are autographed by Holm.

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    Prairie Seedling and Seedling Evaluation Guide

    Prairie Seedling and Seedling Evaluation Guide

    Books $18.00 $10.00
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    The Inside Story, by Janice Stiefel

    The Inside Story, by Janice Stiefel

    Autographed $22.00 $15.00
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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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    The Living Landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden – by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy

    Autographed $45.00 $35.00
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    This gorgeous hardcover book is perfect for your home library or your coffee table!

    At an eye-catching 10.5″ x 9″, it’s full of four-color photographs taken by Rick Darke, author of The American Woodland Garden.

    The Living Landscape shows how you can have it all in one stunning garden:

    • space for play and entertainment
    • habitat for wildlife
    • a place you can observe how plants, animals, insects, birds, and even humans interact in harmony

    Copies of the book purchased through the Wild Store are autographed by Darke, making it even more unique. 

    Quantities are limited, so don’t hesitate if you’re looking for a showcase book to guide you in creating a space where humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully!

     

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    The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

    The Tallgrass Prairie Reader, edited by John T. Price

    Books $27.00 $16.00
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    This collection of literature covers the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Stories are told through a variety of methods:

    • adventure narrative
    • childhood memoir
    • humor
    • literary natural history
    • Native American perspective
    • reportage
    • spiritual reflection
    • travel writing

    A special bonus for copies purchased through the Wild Store: Inscribed and autographed by Price, award-winning author of several memoirs.

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. . . CD's and DVD's

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    DVD - Doug Tallamy's Harmony Conference Speeches

    DVD – Doug Tallamy’s Harmony Conference Speeches

    CD/DVD $8.00 $3.00
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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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    CD - Steve Hazell's "Reflections"

    CD – Steve Hazell’s “Reflections”

    CD/DVD $15.00 $10.00
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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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  • “Flat” Shatterproof Christmas Ornament

    Show It $5.75
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    Holiday are more fun when they are a little Wild!

    “Flat” round plastic ornament for worry-free decorating.

     

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    Backyard Bird Book for kids, by Janet Mohr with Adeline Howard

    Backyard Bird Book for kids, by Janet Mohr with Adeline Howard

    Books $12.00 $9.00
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    This delightful book is written from the point of view of an eight-year-old engaging in birdwatching in her backyard. Includes four-color photos of a wide variety of birds, including photos of both males and females of most species. Introduces kids to birdwatching techniques to establish a love of our feathered friends!

     

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    Buckthorn Graphic Tee

    Ladies' $17.00 $10.00
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    This shirt just says what everybody else is thinking.

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  • Butterfly Garden Banner

    Butterfly Garden Banner

    Banners $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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  • Cooling towel

    Garden $9.50
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    Just the thing to keep you cool at work and at play!

    Specialized air pocket construction quickly absorbs and retains water while enhancing air flow into the damp cloth for a prolonged cooling effect.

     

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