Below are some of our most popular brochures.
Just follow the links or download the files for more information.
Birds, Butterflies & Caterpillars
Grow a Bird Feeder: A Beginners Guide to Native Plants
This brochure, from Saving Birds Through Habitat, lists native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that are host plants for insects. Birds feed these insects to their nestlings. It takes 6,000-9,000 caterpillars to raise a single clutch of chickadees! Download the file below.
Monarch Butterflies Eastern United States
This brochure from the Florida Museum of Natural History lists six types of milkweed to feed Monarch caterpillars plus other ways to help this iconic butterfly. The back lists caterpillar host plants for two dozen additional butterflies.
Get the brochure by following this link.
Wild for Monarchs
This brochure is from Wild Ones and Monarch Joint Venture. It will walk you through the steps to create a successful butterfly garden or Monarch way station. Plant lists will help you select milkweed species for the caterpillars as well as nectar plants for the adult butterflies.
Get the brochure from Monarch Joint Venture by following this link.
How to Attract Butterflies and Moths with Native Plants
This brochure was created by the Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter. It focuses on the native trees and shrubs that support the highest number of butterfly and moth caterpillars. Download the file below.
Believe in Tomorrow: Plant an Oak
Another Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter creation, this flier describes eight native oak species and the growing conditions they prefer. As a group, oaks support more butterfly and moth caterpillars (over 500 species!) than any other tree species. Download the file below.
Native Perennials for Pollinators
This chart by Heather Holm lists native plants for various site conditions and also provides information on when they bloom and the types of pollinators they attract. She has many other great brochures available on her website.
Download the chart below.
Planning Your Garden - Think Like a Pollinator
This page from the US Forest Service Publication "Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden Using Native Plants" highlights ways to adjust your landscape maintenance to better support pollinators.
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Native Flowering Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects
This colorful chart is part of a publication from Michigan State University. It compares the attractiveness of native flowers to bees, as well as natural enemies such as lady bugs. A bar graph shows bloom times so you can plan to have nectar and pollen available all season. Download the chart below.
Other Important Topics
Jumping Worms have recently been found in the Lansing area! They can be transported in soil, mulch and potted plants. Inspect all of these items before introducing them to your property since there are no control methods available. This brochure is based on a Wisconsin DNR poster. Check their website for other great information. Download the file below.
Deer Resistant Native Plants for Mid-Michigan
This list of deer resistant plants was created by Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter members from first hand experience with browsing deer. Download the file below.
Climate change is causing storms to be more intense. Rain gardens can help control runoff, filter out impurities, and allow it to gradually replenish ground water. This brochure by Wild Ones is a good introduction to rain garden basics. Download the file below.
Gardening for Life
This two-page brochure is a summary of the themes in Doug Tallamy's book "Bringing Nature Home". Native plants are the basis of natural food webs but they have been replaced by lawns, farms and urban development throughout the US. If we plant native plants in our landscapes we can bring back some of the habitat that has been lost and support birds, butterflies and pollinators. Download the file below.
Native Garden Design
This Wild Ones booklet will be available at Chapter meetings and all the information can be found online as well. Native plant gardens can be beautiful as well as functional. Sample garden designs are available for several areas of the United States. Follow the steps to create a native garden you will love!
Follow this link for all the details.