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Education & Resources

Free Native Garden Templates (Pennsylvania DCNR)

(Prof. Doug Tallamy co-founded this effort to promote habitat recovery in our backyards.)

  • Items of special interest to our members include: 

  • Dirty12/birdy12 from Audubon society

  • “Native Link”  Why plant natives and where to start

  • 6-pg list of invasive species and native alternatives

  • While we don’t advertise or advocate for commercial establishments, this website is mentioned as a nice resource for "plant this/not that" with nice pictures.

National Wildlife Federation: How to Garden for Wildlife

Native Plant Finder

Attracting Butterflies & Moths

PA Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources - Landscaping with Native Plants (with site-specific info)

PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources:


PA Audubon:

Academy of Natural Sciences/Drexel University Blog:

Audubon Native Plant Database 

Ecological Landscape Alliance

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Pennsylvania recommended native plants 


Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources: landscaping with native plants 

Rebecca McMakin: Ecological Horticulture

Wild Ones

Wild Seed Project

Xerces Society: recommended pollinator plants for Mid-Atlantic region 

White Butterfly
Echinacea Coneflowers

Where to Purchase Native Plants 


DCNR > Conservation > Wild Plants > Landscaping with Native Plants > Where to Buy Native Plants

For more information, Click the icon above to download a "Where to Buy Native Plants" document.

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