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We are delighted that information on restoration ecology, native plant identification/propagation and landscaping with natives is readily available these days. However, if you feel overwhelmed by the great amount of reading material available, the books we list here we've found to be particularly good.  Book prices include the shipping fee within the contiguous US (sorry, we cannot send books to Canada).

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A Field Guide to Terrestrial Invasive Plants in Wisconsin
Edited by Thomas Boos, Kelly Kearns, Courtney LeClair, Brenden Panke, Bryn Scrive Bernadette Williams, and Olivia Witthun of the WI DNR
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $7.00
A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction

By Carl Kurtz
Free shipping within the contiguous US
This 2nd edition book has a lot of good ideas regarding larger prairie restoration, and takes you through the first several years of planting a prairie, no matter what state you live in. There are great pictures that show several steps of the process. It's easy to read and is a good place to start for coming up with a plan for your restoration. 64 pages.


Our price: $23.00
Amphibians and Reptiles Native to Minnesota
By Barney Oldfield & John Moriarty
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $32.00
Aspen Control on Prairie Remnants
By Gary Eldred
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $6.00
Birdscaping in the Midwest - A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds

By Mariette Nowak Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $32.00
Botany for Gardeners 3rd Edition
By Brian Capon
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $22.00
Bringing Nature Home - How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens (2nd ed.)

By Douglas W. Tallamy; Second Edition.
Free shipping within the contiguous US
Click here to read a summary of this revelatory book.
 


Our price: $22.00
Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges - An Introduction to Genus Carex (Cyperaceae)

By Andrew L. Hipp, illustrated by Rachel D. Davis Maps and Appendices by Merel R. Black and Theodore S. Cochrane Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $31.00
Foraged Flavor - Finding Fabulous Ingredients in your Backyard or Farmer's Market

By Tama Matsuoka Wong with Eddy Leroux
Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $30.00
Growing Your Prairie: a How-to Guide

By Prairie Moon Nursery
This is a FREE webpage download or pdf download.  But, for those of you that would rather have a printed version, we just ask for the $1.50 fee to cover shipping.


Our price: $1.50
How to Manage Small Prairie Fires
By Wayne R. Pauly
Free shipping within the contiguous US
In print since the early 1980's, this book is written in easy-to-understand language describing one method to conduct a small prairie fire safely using hand-held equipment. For both the experienced and inexperienced. 30 pages.

Our price: $6.00
Illinois Wildflowers
By Don Kurz
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $25.00
Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to their Identification and Control
By Elizabeth J. Czarapata
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $33.00
Lake Phalen Shoreland Restoration-Walking Tour and Plant Guide
By Haley Elvecrog and Bill Bartodziej of Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $13.00
Lakescaping for Wildlife & Water Quality
By Carrol Henderson, Carolyn Dindorf, and Fred Rozumalski
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $23.00
Landscaping for Wildlife
By Carrol L. Henderson
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $14.00
Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota
2nd Edition
By Lynn Steiner
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $30.00
Learn About Butterflies in the Garden

NEW!  By Brenda Dziedzic
Shipping fee is included in all books (within the contiguous US)
A rich resource of butterfly and moth identification, phenology and host specific gardening. This guide offers an introduction into Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) biology, rearing and host specific gardening. 50+ species and 240 photographs represent a range of lifecycles for each species.
 


Our price: $22.00
Mason Meets a Mason Bee

New! By Dawn Pape
A little boy named Mason encounters a bee named Mason. In addition to having a name in common, each is afraid of the other. It's a good thing that Mason the bee can speak (in rhyme) as he proceeds to give Mason the boy a brief run-down on what pollination and pesticides are.  Shipping fee is included (within the contiguous US).


Our price: $12.00
Native Plant Note Cards

Sale! This pack of 10 photo note cards depicts native plants and pollinators of the Midwest.  Local professional Photographer and Native Landscaper, Heather Holm, prints each 4”x5.5” card on fine art watercolor paper.  Cards are blank inside and come with a white envelope and are covered with a biodegradable/compostable plastic sleeve.  Shipping fee is included.


Our price: $22.00
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Native Plants of the Northeast - A Guide for Gardening and Conservation

OUT OF STOCK

By Donald J. Leopold
Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $46.00
Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

By Samuel Thayer
Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $31.00
Northland Wildflowers - The Comprehensive Guide to the Minnesota Region
By John B. Moyle and Evelyn W. Moyle
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $22.00
Plants of the Chicago Region

OUT OF STOCK
Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha are working on a revised edition. Click on the product and enter your email to be notified when it is back in stock!
 


Our price: $52.00
Pollinators of Native Plants - Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

New!  By Heather Holm
Shipping fee is included (within the US)
Packed with useful information and more than 1600 photos of plants and insects, this book explores the details of the critical relationships between native insects and more than 65 perennial native plants.  The clear prose and exploration of basic concepts make this a useful guide for gardeners of all types, plant lovers and students, as well as restoration professionals.


Our price: $32.00
Prairie Moon catalog

2014 Prairie Moon Nursery catalog


Prairie Plants of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
By Theodore S. Cochrane, Kandis Elliot and Claudia S. Lipke, second printing
Free shipping within the contiguous US.

Our price: $40.00
Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation Guide
Primary author is Paul Bockenstedt with Bonestroo
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $16.00
Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie - An Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest

By Shirley Shirley
Free shipping within the contiguous US
A good overall book for anyone looking at developing a native prairie planting and NOT only for Upper Midwest states.  Practical information on propagation of individual species, site preparation, planting, maintenance and seed harvest.


Our price: $20.00
Sedges of Indiana and The Adjacent States - The Non-Carex Species

New! by Paul Rothrock.
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Bulrushes, spike-rushes, cotton-grasses, nut-rushes, flat-sedges and more!  271 pages. Hardcover


Our price: $51.00
Seedling ID Guide for Native Prairie Plants - Central Region

by USDA - NRCS Elsberry Plant Materials Center and the MO Department of Conservation. Photographs by Don Kurz.
Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $10.00
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri - Field Guide
By Don Kurz; Illustrations by Paul Nelson
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $11.00
Sleep, Creep, Leap - The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden
By Benjamin Vogt
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $15.00
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast

NEW!  by Carol Gracie
Shipping fee is included within the contiguous US


Our price: $36.00
Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Production Manual
Published by the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $18.00
Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers
By Doug Ladd & Frank Oberle
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $27.00
The Illustrated Flora of Illinois: Sedges: Carex
By Robert H. Mohlenbrock, illustrated by Paul Nelson
Hard to find!
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $67.00
The Midwestern Native Garden - Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants
By Charlotte Adelman & Bernard L. Schwartz
Free shipping within the contiguous US
Lavishly illustrated and well-documented, this user-friendly guide offers specific native alternatives to scores of non-native plants that are most popular with Midwestern gardeners.

Our price: $30.00
The New England Wildflower Society Guide to Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

OUT OF STOCK

By William Cullina
Free shipping within the contiguous US


Our price: $48.00
The Prairie That Nature Built

New!  By Marybeth Lorbiecki  Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
This is a book written with richly colored, very intricate detail, in the style of "The House that Jack Built." Vividly illustrated is the web of life in the prairie and how it is "built" from the underground up.  Read it over and over and find something new each time.
Shipping fee is included (within the contiguous US).


Our price: $13.00
The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest
By Thomas M. Antonio & Susanne Masi
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $55.00
The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

By Daryl Smith, Dave Williams, Greg Houseal, Kirk Henderson
Free shipping within the contiguous US
Straightforward and easy to read. All types of prairie plantings are addressed, from small home landscaping projects where the goal is natural beauty and low maintenance landscaping, to large conservation plantings. This book is recommended to anyone (not just those in the Upper Midwest) who is just embarking on a prairie restoration adventure or to anyone who has been struggling with a prairie restoration project for some time.


Our price: $31.00
The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest
This guide brilliantly facilitates the identification and understanding of 72 species of native wildflowers and grasses.
By Dave Williams
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $18.00
The Xerces Society Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators

By The Xerces Society
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Attracting Native Pollinators provides a vital framework for strengthening the understanding and conservation of our imperiled pollinators, and proves to be an excellent guide and reference book for land owners, managers, landscapers, farmers, gardeners and students alike. • 372 Pages


Our price: $34.00
Weeds of the Northeast
By Richard H. Uva, Joseph C. Neal, and Joseph M. DiTomaso
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $33.00
Wetland Plants & Plant Communities of Minnesota & Wisconsin (2nd Edition)
Sale books are slightly damaged - bent corners, worn binding...
By Steve Eggers & Donald Reed (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $16.80
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What´s Doin´ the Bloomin´? A Pictorial Guide to Wildflowers of the Upper Great Lakes Regions, Eastern Canada, and Northeastern USA
revised and expanded 3rd edition
By Clayton Oslund
Free shipping within the contiguous US

Our price: $22.00
Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains

NEW!  By Jon Farrar
Shipping fee is included in all books (within the contiguous US)


Our price: $45.00
Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region - A Comprehensive Field Guide
By Merel R. Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz, second edition
Free shipping within the contiguous US.

Our price: $35.00
Woodland Carex of the Upper Midwest

2014 Revised and updated!
By Linda Curtis
Free shipping within the contiguous US
Read a review of this book.


Our price: $35.00
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