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BOOKS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR WOODLAND LANDSCAPE
• The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest, by Rick Darke
• Growing and Propagating Showy Native Woody Plants, by Richard E. Bir
• Growing Woodland Plants, by Clarence and Eleanor Birdseye
• Landscaping With Native Trees: The Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Southeastern Edition, by Guy Sternberg
• Native Trees for North American Landscapes, by Guy Sternberg and Jim Wilson
• Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants, by William Cullina
• Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America, by Gary L. Hightshoe
• The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, by William Cullina
• 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for American Gardens in Temperate Zones, by Lorraine Johnson
Field and Forest: A Guide to Native Landscapes For Gardeners And Naturalists, by Jane Scott
Earth Manual: How to Work on Wild Land Without Taming It, by Malcolm Margolin and Michael Harney
The Once and Future Forest: A Guide To Forest Restoration Strategies, by Leslie Sauer and Ian McHarg


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The Midwestern Native Garden

By Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz.

The Midwestern Native GardenMaryann Whitman, Editor of the Wild Ones Journal, wrote:  "At last, an idea whose time has come! This is the only book I know of, for the Midwest, that systematically suggests native plants of similar appearance and growing requirements to replace non-natives we might otherwise plant in our landscapes. Importantly, The Midwestern Native Garden alerts the reader to the natives' unique roles in attracting and sustaining increased biodiversity in our gardens." Messaged and signed by the authors.

Just $32 per copy. Includes shipping and handling.


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What's Doin' the Bloomin'?
Revised and Expanded Third Edition

By Clayton R. Osland.

What's Doin' the Bloomin'?A Guide to Wildflowers of the Upper Great Lakes Regions, Eastern Canada and Northeastern USA containing a comprehensive guide with over 340 species of native and naturalized plants with more than 620 full-color photographs. The book is organized by bloom time for your spring to fall nature hikes and includes complete index of scientific and common names of herbaceous and native woody plants. Also, contains tips for incorporating native wildflowers into your home landscaping projects. $26 includes shipping and handling. Signed by the author.

Just $26 per copy. Includes shipping and handling.


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Urban & Suburban Meadows:
Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces

By documentary film maker Catherine Zimmerman.

Urban and Suburban MeadowsCatherine brings an emphasis on education and environmental issues, while showing us through photos how to "meadowscape" existing lawns into easily managed, pesticide free, native meadow gardens. Through her lovely photos, she introduces readers to the beauty and biodiversity of the meadow and reminds us all of the importance of these living landscapes. Signed by the author.

Just $30 per copy. Includes shipping and handling.


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The Inside Story

By Janice Stiefel.

The Inside StoryOriginally all 66 of Janice’s articles appeared in our The Outside Story and the Wild Ones Journal in black and white, and without photos. But this 80-page book is printed in total color, and includes photos of the plants and related insects. Janice was an important part of Wild Ones' early history. You’ll enjoy her book.

Just $25 per copy. Includes shipping and handling.


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Woodland Carex of the Upper Midwest

By Linda Curtis – Curtis Third Productions.

Woodland Carex of the Upper MidwestThis new book on Carex, those grass-like plants with triangular stems, is rich with over 200 macro-photos, plus illustrations of this difficult-to-identify genus.

This mysterious group of plants that look like grasses but are not, and have triangular rather than round stems, are the entire topic of this book. Covering only the Carex species found in the woodlands of the Upper Midwest, this book will be enjoyed by botanist, naturalists, and (because of the many photos and illustrations) just about anyone interested in plants.

Through the eye of her camera, Linda Curtis shows us the diverse textures and designs these plants lend to the woody landscape.

Just $30 per copy, signed by the author. Includes shipping and handling.


Or use this form to order the Woodland Carex of the Upper Midwest for just $30 (includes S&H).

Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region

A Comprehensive Field Guide, Second Edition
By Merel Black and Emmet Judziewicz.

Wildflowers of WisconsinDescribing more than 1,100 species, this incredible native plant identification book covers the wildflowers of Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Ontario from 459 genera in 100 families. It includes over 2,100 photographs, 300 drawings, as well as 1,085 Wisconsin county distribution maps. A new introduction to this second edition discusses wildflowers in the context of their natural communities. The book’s plastic-coated cover and durable stitching mean it can take whatever fieldwork you may have in mind, and using its simple identification framework, you can quickly identify the plant family of a given wildflower and then the genera. Suitable for use by outdoor lovers of all kinds, from novice naturalists to professional botanists.

The book is signed by one of the authors, photographer Merel Black, an honorary fellow in the botany departments of both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who also manages the "Plants of Wisconsin" web site.

Originally published by Cornerstone Press, a unique publishing "company" run by students in an upper level "Editing and Publishing" course taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and entitled Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, this second edition is published by The University of Wisconsin Press.


Or use this form to order Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region for just $39 (includes S&H).

Landscaping With Native Plants of Wisconsin

Landscaping With Native Plants of WisconsinLynn Steiner's newest book is aimed at beginners and veteran gardeners alike. Designed to help Wisconsin gardeners find, plant, and maintain the best native species for their specific sites however modest or lavish. the Native Plant Profiles section offers comprehensive descriptions of some 600 species of flowers and groundcovers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns native to Wisconsin, as well as information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant. Similar books by Lynne Steiner cover Minnesota and Michigan. All signed by the author.

Just $30 per copy, signed by author. Includes shipping and handling.




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Bringing Nature Home:
Updated and Expanded

Bringing Nature HomeHow Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens by Douglas W. Tallamy.

This updated edition of Bringing Nature Home includes expanded lists of native plants for regional habitats. As Dr. Tallamy explains in his book, "Everyone can welcome more wildlife into their yards just by planting even a few native plants." Foreword by Rick Darke, who writes, "Once in a long while a book appears that fundamentally changes the way we think about our gardens and their role in the larger landscape. Provocative and powerfully persuasive, Doug Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home accomplishes this with grace and humor, blending solid ecological science and human social science to outline a modern recipe for inclusive habitat." $24 includes shipping and handling.

The book is signed by the author, Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, who has written more than 65 research articles and has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects.

Just $24 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


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Common Roadside Invasives

A national 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 common invasive plants that are commonly found across the United States. Colored drawings of leaves, seed pods, and flowers assist in the identification of these plants. The guide is small enough to fit in glove compartments, so you can have the guide handy at all times to help more people identify the invasive plants that cause us all so many problems.

Get one for yourself, and buy several more so your friends can carry copies in their own cars.

Just $7 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


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Roadside Weed Management

Edited by Bonnie L. Harper-Lore, Maggie Johnson, and Mark W. Skinner. A welcome guide to the best management practices for invasive species control along roadsides.

In this guide you will find essays on prevention and control of pest plant invasions, as well as summaries of relevant regulations and policies at federal and state levels. It also includes a state-by-state listing of noxious species lists and agency contacts.

Just $10 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


Or use this form to order the Roadside Weed Management for just $10 (includes S&H).

Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation

This guide is the result of the hard work and collaboration of numerous individuals and organizations. Properly identifying prairie seedlings during the first year or two after seeding is an important part of whether a prairie planting has been successful. This guide is designed to be a resource help you reach that goal. The guide is divided into two general sections.

One covers prairie seedlings and the other covers agricultural (weed) seedlings. Colored photographs help in the identification of all the plants that are listed. Each plant has information about its habitat, when it flowers, and distinguishing characteristics.

Just $15 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


Or use this form to order the Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation for just $15 (includes S&H).

Birdscaping in the Midwest

Most of the examples of planting in this book are from yards of Wild Ones members, so it would be fair to say that this is a book about landscaping ideas encouraged by Wild Ones. I would go a step further and call this a very well-illustrated "textbook" for Wild Ones in the Midwest. – Maryann Whitman, Wild Ones Journal editor.

In this remarkable book, author Mariette Nowak takes the reader step by step along the path toward habitat restoration. While the focus is on bird habitat, all the other associated animals and plants will benefit equally from these restorations. Indeed, birds are considered barometers of the health of an ecosystem, and as birds increase or decrease, so also do all other species within that ecosystem.

This wonderfully readable and richly detailed book will serve as an indispensable reference for Midwestern gardeners wishing to leave such a legacy. Unlike books that are national in scope, this one presents valuable information specific to the Midwest and its native flora and fauna. Every region of our country needs its own guide of this kind.

The book is signed by the author, Mariette Nowak, the retired director of Milwaukee County’s Wehr Nature Center, in East Troy, Wisconsin. She now serves on the boards of the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology and the Land Trust of Walworth County and was Vice President of Wild Ones and Editor-in-Chief of the Wild Ones Journal.

Just $35 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


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Prairie Directory of North America

Love prairies and want to find out more about them? This book can help.

This directory, compiled by Wild Ones members Charlotte Adelman and Bernie Schwartz, of the Greater DuPage (IL) Chapter, not only locates prairies, but also gives you quick facts about each one.

Former Wild Ones Journal Editor-in-Chief, Mariette Nowak, said, "Prairie lovers everywhere, this is the book for you!...This directory is a perfect reference book to take with you whenever you might travel in one of the 26 states or four Canadian provinces with remnant or restored prairies as described in this book."

The Prairie Directory of North America is a must-have for your travel reference collection.

Just $25 per copy, includes shipping and handling.


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Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest

Want to know more about invasive plants?

Elizabeth Czarapata, who was a long-time member of Wild Ones, has authored an all-comprehensive resource book on invasive plants in the Upper Midwest. The culmination of Betty's dedication and her life's work, this guide includes more than 250 color photos that will help identify problem plants, details of plant identification, information and advice about herbicides, and suggestions for related ecological restoration and community education efforts.

This is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for native plants and the desire to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.

$32 per copy, includes shipping and handling.

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Wild Ones® Landscaping with Native Plants

You have a lot of questions about natural landscaping . . .
• What is it? • Why is it beneficial? • What kinds of plants? • How do I do it? •
Where do I find seeds and plants?

The Wild Ones Landscaping with Native Plants book has the answers.

Or use this form to order the 2004 4th Edition Wild Ones Handbook, entitled Landscaping with Native Plants (8-1/2"x11", 28 pages) for only $10.00 (includes S&H).

Quantity Discount: Buy 10 to 99 copies and the price is just $6.00 per copy (plus shipping and handling). Send e-mail to merchandise@for-wild.org for a shipping and handling quote. For special pricing for 100 copies or more, please e-mail merchandise@for-wild.org for a quote. Once you've determined the total cost of the order, either use the order form to mail in your order with your check, or click the PayPal "Quantity Purchase" button below to order.


Wild Ones® Journal

You have a lot of questions about natural landscaping . . .
• What is it? • Why is it beneficial? • What kinds of plants? • How do I do it? • Where do I find seeds and plants?

Back issues of the Wild Ones Journal have the answers. See the Nov/Dec 2000 Vol 13, No 6 issue for a listing of articles, or on our web site.

Order past issues of Wild Ones Journals via mail for $3.00 to pay for shipping & handling. Please indicate Month/Year of issues you wish to order.


Journal Hangers

Perfect for organizing and storing your collection of Wild Ones Journals. Packet comes with 12 plastic holders and a four-color Wild Ones cover sheet, plus a spine title strip for your three-ring binder – enough to hold two years worth of Journals in a standard three-ring binder. Just $10.


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Or Order the Journal Hangers/Binder Cover Sheet by mail for $10 (includes S&H). Will be sent by first-classmail.
Or Order the Binder Cover and Spine Title Strip by mail for $7 (includes S&H). Will be sent by first-classmail.


How to Manage Small Prairie Fires

This booklet was written by Wayne R Pauly, Dane County Wisconsin Naturalist, for the Dane county Environmental Council and the Dane County Highway and Transportation Department. The narrative is divided into 6 topics: 1)What, when, and how often to burn, 2) Equipment, including proper clothing, 3) Weather conditions and controlled fires, and contacting neighbors, 4) Firebreaks, 5) Conducting a simple burn and 6) Hazards. An appendix has a summary of how fire stimulates prairie plants and how it controls some weeds. The booklet was initially written in April 1982, revised 1985, and reprinted in 1988.

It can be also be purchased for $8.00, which includes shipping and handling, via mail Order.

Common Native Roadside Wildflowers - Western Edition

Common Native Roadside Wildflowers – A Roadside Field Guide for the Western Region, published by the Federal Highway Administration.

This field guide identifies 100 showy native forbs and grasses often found on highway western roadsides. All are native to the United States and do not include introduced plants that have naturalized. These native plants are part of America’s natural heritage.

In a store this laminated field guide would cost at least $10.95. But from Wild Ones it is only $7.00 which covers shipping and handling First Class mail. Quantities are limited.

But from Wild Ones it is only $7.00 covers shipping and handling First Class mail. Quantities are limited.

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Common Sense Forestry

Common Sense Forestry, by Hans W. Morsbach. Illustrations by Robert W. Hutchinson. Published by Chelsea Green.

Straight talk about managing your woodland. A great how-to manual for cultivating trees and small woodlands. An excellent reference.

$25 which covers shipping and handling (First Class mail). Quantities are limited.


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25 Years of Wild Ones:
Native Plants, Natural Landscaping – Get it FREE

The 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book: The Story of Wild Ones - 25 Years in the Making.

This wide-format, 36-page book, printed in full color, tells the story of Wild Ones - from the early days of 1979 right up to present day and includes a variety of educational information on all the ecosystems from design to maintenance.

A great instructional guide as well as Wild Ones 25-year timeline, formerly sold for $12.00, now available "free" with new membership applications and for some categories of membership renewals.

See our "Joining" page for full details.


It's Easy Being Green

It's Easy Being Green – A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living, by Crissy Trask. Published by Gibbs Smith Publisher.

If you want to know how to live a healthier, greener life, this is a wonderful book to own. Crissy Trask covers topics such as adopting greener buying habits, finding Earth-friendly products, and cultivating a sustainable environment. Included are easy-to-do tips and smart solutions on ways to save the environment.

$14.50 including shipping and handling.


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Consuming Nature

Consuming Nature – Environmentalism in the Fox River Valley, 1850-1950, by Gregory Summers, published by the University Press of Kansas.

Gregory Summers reveals how environmentalism has unsuspected roots in consumerism that extend deper than our present-day dilemmas. By exploring the evolution of electricity, highways, farming, and retail trade, Summers tracks the widening separation between production and consumption over a hundred years, a transformation that helps to explain the polarized character of modern environmental politics. Ultimately, by framing the human relationship to nature in terms of production and consumption, Summers fosters a better understanding of the philosophy of the modern environmental movement.

$32.00 including shipping and handling.


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BOOKS TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR LANDSCAPE

Guides

• The Book of Field and Roadside, by John Eastman
• The Book of Forest and Thicket, by John Eastman
• The Book of Swamp and Bog, by John Eastman
• A Classification of North American Biotic Communities, by D. Brown, F. Reichenbacher, S. Franson
• Freshwater Wetlands: Guide to Common Indicator Plants of Northeast, by Dennis Magee
• A Great Lakes Wetland Flora, by Steve Chadde
• Hortus Third V1&2 Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the U.S. and Canada, by L.L.H. Bailey Hortatorium, Cornell University
• The Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist, by Noel Holmgren
• Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control, by Elizabeth J. Czarapata
• Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, by L Newcomb
• Plant Identification and Terminology: Illustrated Glossary, by J.G. Harris, M.W. Harris
• Weeds of the Northern U.S. and Canada, by France Royer, Richard Dickinson

Plant Selection and Landscape Design

• American Plants for American Gardens, by E.A. Roberts, E. Rehmann
• 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for American Gardens in Temperate Zones, by Lorraine Johnson
• Grow Wild! Low Maintenance, Sure-Success, Distinctive Gardening with Native Plants, by Lorraine Johnson
• The Native Plant Primer, by Carole Ottesen
• Native Gardens For Dry Climates, by Andy and Sally Wasowski
Natural Landscaping – Designing with Native Plant Communities, 2nd Edition, by John Diekelmann and Robert Schuster
• The Natural Habitat Garden, by Ken Druse
• Reflecting Nature: Garden Designs from Wild Landscapes, by J. Malitz, S. Malitz

Propagation

• The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada, by William Cullina

Wildlife and Habitat

• American Wildlife and Plants: Guide to Wildlife Food Habits, by A.C. Martin, H. Zim, A. Nelson
• Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, by staff of National Wildlife Federation
• Landscaping for Wildlife and Water Quality, by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
• Wild Neighbors: The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife, by the Humane Society of the United States

General Philosophy

• Building Inside Nature’s Envelope: How New Construction and Land Preservation Can Work Together, by Andy and Sally Wasowski
• Ecoregion-Based Design for Sustainability, by Robert Bailey
Farming with the Wild: Enhancing the Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches, by Dan Imhoff
• How to Get Your Lawn and Garden off Drugs: Pesticide-Free Gardening for a Healthier Environment, by Carol Rubin
• How to Get Your Lawn off Grass: A North American Guide to Turning off the Water Tap & Going Native, by Carol Rubin
• The Landscaping Revolution: Garden With Mother Nature, Not Against Her, by Andy and Sally Wasowski
• My Weeds: A Gardener’s Botany, by Sara Stein
• Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems, by Gretchen Daily
• Noah’s Children: Restoring the Ecology of Childhood, by Sara Stein
• Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards, by Sara Stein
• Reading the Landscape of America, by May T Watts
• Requiem for a Lawnmower, by Andy and Sally Wasowski
• Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie for Iowa and Upper Midwest, by Shirley Shirle

Other

Reference Books for Wisconsin, by Laurie Yahr, Madison (WI) Chapter of Wild Ones. A list of Wisconsin-focused books and web sites on natural landscaping and native plants.