Special Feature Gardens:
- Backyard Wildlife: To Feed A
Hummingbird, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Describes plants and nectar feeding for attracting humming birds to your backyard. Some
information is specific to Nebraska.
- Beyond the
Basics: Attracting Specific Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation
Good information on both butterflies and hummingbirds.
- Butterflies at the Outdoor
Good gardening tips.
- Butterflies &
Bats Information Category from About.com
Some articles from their own expert mixed with links from all over.
of North America, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Photos, species accounts, and combined maps for the butterflies of the U.S., northern
Mexico and Canada.
- Butterfly Gardening,
Short and quick, but informative - specific to Michigan.
- Butterfly Gardening,
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Outlines planting schemes and arrangements that will help attract butterflies to a
garden area. Includes and extensive list of references.
- Butterfly Gardens,
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
"Luring Nature's Loveliest Pollinators to Your Yard" - essays from the book.
- Butterfly Gardens & Habitats, North
American Butterfly Association
Regional butterfly gardening brochures can be ordered or downloaded.
- The Butterfly Habitat
Garden, The Smithsonian Institution
Lots of information on butterflies in general and how to create your own butterfly
- The Butterfly Web Site
Be sure to check out the incredibly extensive "Articles & Info" section.
- Butterfly Zone
Information about butterflies (regional), attracting butterflies and wildflower seed
- Debbie's Tips for Attracting and
Feeding Hummingbirds, BirdWatchers.com
Good tips for attracting hummers.
- Enjoy Backyard Wildlife
with a Butterfly, Moth and Hummingbird Garden, Minnesota Department of Natural
Top choices of flowers for a beautiful garden and garden designs.
Plants, University of Minnesota Extension Service
Butterfly and prairie gardening articles.
- Gardening with
Native Manitoba Plants, Nature North Zine
Good overview of prairies and prairie gardening with an emphasis on Manitoba.
- How to Create Your Own
Wildflower Meadow, Windstar Wildlife Institute
A family nature project for all ages.
Includes information on attracting, watching, feeding, and studying North
- Hummingbirds and
Butterflies, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension
Good tips and extensive plant lists, including caterpillar host plants.
- The Hummingbirds Web Site
Be sure to check out the incredibly extensive "Articles" section.
- Meadow Gardening,
Cornell Cooperative Extension
What you need to know BEFORE you start your garden.
- Non-technical Resources,
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Includes two articles on ruby-throated hummingbirds and how to attract them with
- Prairie and Wildflower
Plantings, Northern Gardening
An interesting article on establishing a wildflower meadow or prairie garden.
- Prairie Design
& Establishment, Prairie Nursery, Inc.
Good information in a series of short articles.
- Prairie Establishment and
Landscaping, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Extensive information about prairies in general and establishing prairies.
- Prairie Wildflowers,
Purdue University Consumer Horticulture
Brief but informative.
A wildflower reference guide and much, much more.
- Unpave the Way for
Hummingbirds, Journey North
Basic information, including a generic plant list.
- Wildflower & Prairie Grass
Planting Instructions, Prairie Frontiers
Good article with before, during and after information.
- Wildflower Test Results,
Michigan State University
Results of tests to determine whether readily-available wildflower seed mixes produce
a work-free meadow as advertised.
in the Home Landscape (PDF 42KB), Missouri University Extension
Really good, extensive article. With a section on "Field or Meadow Wildflower
Butterfly, Hummingbird & Prairie Plant Lists:
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Last Revised: May 5, 2000