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Planting for Birds and Pollinators - Gardening for Wildlife - Website Links


Cornell All About Birds:  identification, habitat, food, behavior - Ruby-throated Hummingbird:

Connecticut Botanical Society:  search by flower color - includes native and some commonly found non-native wildflowers - Cardinal Flower:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Connecticut:

Cool Facts About Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers:

I Wish You Bluebirds:

Snakes in CT:

Cornell All About Birds - best plants and trees to plant for birds:

"If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web--and it is an intricate web, not a chain--is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home."  - New York Times  Dr Douglas Tallamy's book, "Bringing Nature Home," discusses the importance of native gardening and biodiversity:

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) - Garden for WIldlife:

Why Are Native Plants So Important?

USDA Plants Profile:  native status, wetland status:

Worrying flying insect decline, even in pesticide-free nature preserves:

Friends of the Earth on neonicotinoids: and Moths of North America:  identification, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat:

Bird ecology:

Bird identification using your cell phone:

eBird Citizen Science:

How to transport an injured / rescued bird:

Project FeederWatch:

Outdoor Cats and Their Effects on Birds:

Colchester CT is a nationally recognized Community Wildlife Habitat!

Certify your own backyard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat:

Butterflies and Moths of North America - Monarch:

Monarch butterfly diseases and how to prevent them:

EMF Flickr site:

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