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Bringing Nature Home
Everyone should own this book as it really explains the relationships between plants and insects and all life that depend upon them.
Native Trees for North American Landscapes
A book that is great for determining native trees to add to your landscape.
Native Plants of the Midwest
The "Go To" book for selecting plants for your midwest landscape.
Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees
Good book to help determine native replacements for non-native trees/shrubs.
The Midwestern Native Garden
Good book for selecting native plants for a site.
All of these photos are of various insects other than butterflies that have been attracted to my yard. Using native plants is the best way to attract beneficial native insects. Planting a variety of different plants from different plant families will create a diverse habitat for wildlife.
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