Habitat in Your Yard
Create a diverse, layered landscape to nourish and foster wildlife
A home garden is often seen as separate from the natural world surrounding it. It's just one part of a larger landscape made up of many living layers. The coffee-table book, The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, by Rick Darke and Douglas W. Tallamy, shows you how to create a landscape that is full of (wild)life. The photography is beautiful and helps even beginning gardeners visualize their yard in a totally different light. Even adding a few native plants to a small area of your yard is one step closer to increasing habitat for native wildlife.
[Google Books preview] The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden (Written by Rick Darke and Douglas W. Tallamy, TIMBER PRESS, published 2014)
Bringing Nature Home | Growing a Greener World
Episode 620 – Bringing Nature Home - Interview with Doug Tallamy on Growing a Greener World (GGWTV, November 25, 2015)
Episode 1008 – Bringing Nature Home - Interview with Doug Tallamy on Growing a Greener World (GGWTV October 26, 2019)
Backyard Habitats & Wildlife Gardening with Kids
Tips for Wildlife Gardening with Kids - National Wildlife Federation, by Kelly L. Senser (Jan 29, 2010)
One of the best things you may ever cultivate in your yard is a gardener - share your love of nature with a child!
Backyard Habitat Workshop - Indiana Wildlife Federation, What's in Your WILD Backyard?
An in-depth course manual to connect adults and children to nature while teaching how to make a wildlife-friendly habitat in your own backyard. ( downloadable/printable version via this link: Backyard Habitat Workshop by Indiana Wildlife Federation )