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

 

Cornell All About Birds:  identification, habitat, food, behavior - Ruby-throated Hummingbird:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird/id#

Connecticut Botanical Society:  search by flower color - includes native and some commonly found non-native wildflowers - Cardinal Flower:  http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/Plants/gallery/3

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - commercially available native plant species suitable for planned landscapes in Connecticut:  https://www.wildflower.org/collections/collection.php?collection=CT

Cool Facts About Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-bellied_Sapsucker/lifehistory

I Wish You Bluebirds:  http://www.sialis.org/

Snakes in CT:  http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=498864&deepNav_GID=1655

Cornell All About Birds - best plants and trees to plant for birds:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/the-best-plants-and-trees-to-plant-for-birds-a-starter-list/

"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:  http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) - Garden for WIldlife:  https://nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife.aspx

Why Are Native Plants So Important?  http://blog.nwf.org/2012/05/why-are-native-plants-so-important/

USDA Plants Profile:  native status, wetland status:  https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SYAL

Worrying flying insect decline, even in pesticide-free nature preserves:  http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/europe/insect-decline-germany/index.html

Friends of the Earth on neonicotinoids:  https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bees/are-beefriendly-plants-poisoning-our-beesButterflies and Moths of North America:  identification, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat:  https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Hemaris-diffinis

Bird ecology:  http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Birds/Avian-ecology.html

Bird identification using your cell phone:  http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

eBird Citizen Science:  https://ebird.org/home

How to transport an injured / rescued bird:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=605885556278046&set=a.111666195699987&type=3&theater

Project FeederWatch:  https://feederwatch.org/

Outdoor Cats and Their Effects on Birds:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/faq-outdoor-cats-and-their-effects-on-birds/

Colchester CT is a nationally recognized Community Wildlife Habitat!  https://www.nwf.org/CommunityWildlifeHabitat/

Certify your own backyard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat:  https://www.nwf.org/CertifiedWildlifeHabitat

Butterflies and Moths of North America - Monarch:  https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Danaus-plexippus

Monarch butterfly diseases and how to prevent them:  https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/common-monarch-diseases-prevention/

EMF Flickr site:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/hickamorehackamore/albums

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