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Backyard Bird Book for kids, by Janet Mohr with Adeline HowardBooks
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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!
Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way, by Bill BerryMedia
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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.
Bringing Nature Home, by Douglas W. TallamyMedia $22.00Add to cart
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.
CD – Steve Hazell’s “Reflections”CD/DVD
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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.
DVD – Doug Tallamy’s Harmony Conference SpeechesMedia
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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”
Guide – Common Native Roadside Wildflowers, Western EditionMedia
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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.
Guide – Common Roadside InvasivesMedia
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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.
Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An illustrated guide to their identification and control, by Elizabeth J. CzarapataBooks
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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.
Landscaping with Native Plants, by Wild Ones©Media
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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.
Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants, by Heather HolmMedia
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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.