PART IX: Resource Directory


The following is a list of books, magazines, bulletins, and journals that provide additional information on the various subjects presented in this manual. Books marked with an asterisk (*) are highly recommended.


Landscapes and Ecosystems

Environmental Restoration: Landscape, by F.A. Cerver (Arco Editorial, 1996).

Landscape Restoration Handbook (Lewis Publishers, 1993).

Wildlife and Habitats in Managed Landscapes (Island Press, 1991).


Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, by D.M. vanGelderen (Timber Press, 1996).

Managing Small Woodlands for Wildlife (Cornell University, 1979). 

*Michigan Trees, by B. Barnes and H. Warren (University of Michigan Press, 1984).

Northwoods Wildlife, by J.M. Benyus (Northword Press Inc., 1989).

Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests of North America: an identification and cultivation guide, by D.J. Leopold (1998).


Freshwater Marshes, by M.W. Weller (University of Minnesota Press, 1994).

*Living With Michigan's Wetlands: A Landowner's Guide, by W. Cwikiel (Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 1996).

The Natural Water Garden, by ED. C.C. Burrell (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 1997).

Plants in Wetlands, by C.B. Redington (Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1994). 

*The Pond Doctor, by H. Nash (Sterling Publication Co., Inc., 1994).

Walking the Wetlands, by J. Lyons and S. Jordan (John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1989).

Wetlands, by W. Mitsch and J. Gosselink (Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1993).


*Grasses. An Identification Guide, by L. Brown (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1979).

Planting Grasslands for Wildlife Habitat, by M.I. Meyer (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1987).

The Prairie Garden, by R.I. and B.S. Smith (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980). 

Prairie Plants of the Midwest: identification and ecology, by R.R. Kirt (Stipes Publications, 1995).

The Shortgrass Prairie, by R.C. Cushman and S.R. Jones (Pruett Pub. Co., 1989).

*Tallgrass Restoration Handbook, by ED. S. Packard and C.F. Mutel (Island Press, 1997).

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie, by S.T. Runket and D.M. Roosa (Iowa State University, 1989).


Agriculture and Wildlife Management, by A.N. Moen (Corner Brook Press, 1983).

Conservation on Your Own: How to Plant and Maintain a Field Windbreak, by USDA Soil Conservation Service, 1990.

Backyard Habitat

*Attracting Backyard Wildlife: A guide for nature lover's, by Bill Merilees (Voyager Press, 1989). 

Conservation on Private Lands: An Owner's Manual, by ED. C.E. Hunt (World Wildlife Fund, 1997).

Gardening for Wildlife, by C. Tufts and P. Loewer (Rodale Press Inc., 1995). 

Gardening Success with Difficult Soils, by Scott Ogden (Taylor Pub. Co., 1992).

*Landscaping for Wildlife, by Carrol L. Henderson (Minnesota DNR, 1987).

Landscaping With Nature: using nature's design to plan your yard, by J. Cox (Rodale Press Inc., 1991).

Natural Gardening, by J. Knopf et al. (Weldon Owen Pty Limited, 1995).

The Natural Habitat Garden, by Ken Druse (Clarkston N. Potter, 1994).

The Wildlife Garden. Planning Backyard Habitats, by Charlotte Seidenberg (University Press of Mississippi, 1995).

*The Wildlife Gardener, by John V. Dennis (Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1985). 

Wildlife in Your Garden, by Gene Logsdon (Rodale Press Inc., 1983).

Your Backyard Wildlife Year, by Marcus Schneck (Rodale Press, 1996).

Wildflowers, Shrubs, and Trees 

*American Wildlife and Plants. A Guide to Wildlife Food and Habits, by A. Martin, H. Zim and A. Nelson (General Publishing Co., 1951).

Flowers For All Seasons, by J. Cox and M. Cox (Rodale Press Inc., 1987).

Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs, by W.M. Harlow (Dover Publications, Inc., 1946). 

A Gardener's Encyclopedia of Wildflowers, by C.C. Burrell (Rodale Press Inc., 1997).

A Guide to Enjoying Wildflowers, by D.W. Stokes and L.Q. Stokes (Little, Brown & Co., 1985).

*The Hillier Gardener's Guide to Trees and Shrubs, by ED. John Kelly (The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1997).

The Hillier Book of Tree Planting and Management, by K. Rushforth (David and Charles, 1987). 

The Illustrated Book of Wildflowers and Shrubs, by W.C. Grimm (Stackpole Books, 1993).

Landscaping With Wildflowers, by Jim Wilson (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992).

Lawns, Grasses and Groundcovers, by L. Hill and N. Hill (Rodale Press Inc., 1995).

Michigan Flora (3 volumes), by E.G. Voss (Regents of University of Michigan, 1997).

Butterflies and Hummingbirds

The Audubon Society Handbook for Butterfly Watchers, by R.M. Pyle (Charles Scriber's Sons, 1984).

Butterflies and Moths, by J. Brewer and D. Winter (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1986). 

Butterflies-how to identify and attract them to your garden, by M. Schneck (Rodale Press Inc., 1990).

Butterfly Gardens: luring nature's loveliest pollinators to your yard, by A.C. Lewis (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1995).

The Butterfly Garden, by M. Tekulsky (Harvard Common Press, 1985).

How to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies, by J. Dennis and M. Tekulsky (Ortho Books, 1991).

Hummingbirds: A Wildlife Handbook, by Kim Long (Johnson Books, 1997).


*The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan, by R. Brewer, G. McPeek, and R. Adams Jr. (Michigan State University Press, 1991).

The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds, by S.W. Kress (Scribner, 1985). 

The Birdfeeder Book: an easy guide to attracting, identifying, and understanding your feeder birds, by D. Stokes and L. Stokes (Little, Brown & Co., 1987).

The Birds of Michigan, by ED. G.A. McPeek (Indiana University Press, 1994).

The Bird Table Book, by T. Soper (David and Charles, 1986).

Garden Birds of America, by G.H. Harrison (Willow Creek Press, 1996).

Making Birdhouses and Feeders, by C.R. Self (Sterling Pub. Co., 1985).

National Audubon Society North American Birdfeeder Handbook, by R. Burton (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995).


*Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, by J. Harding (University of Michigan Press, 1997). 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of Michigan, by D. Evers (University of Michigan Press, 1997).

*Mammals of the Great Lakes Region, by Allan Kurta (University of Michigan Press, 1995).

Michigan's Turtles, by J.A. Holman and J.H. Harding (Stone Printing Co., 1977).

The National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Watcher's Handbook: A Guide to Observing Animals in the Wild, by J. La Tourette (Henry Holt, 1997).

Reptiles of North America, by H.M. Smith and E.D. Brodie Jr. (Golden Press, 1982).

Understanding the Michigan Black Bear, by R.P. Smith (Smith Publications, 1995). 

The Wildlife Observer's Guidebook, by C.E. Roth (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1982).

*Woodworking for Wildlife, by C.L. Henderson (Minnesota DNR, 1992).

Field Guides

A Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States, by Janine Benyus (Fireside Books, 1989).

A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard, by J.H. Mitchell (W.W. Norton and Co., 1985).

The National Audubon Society Field Guides: including Birds-Eastern Region, Butterflies, Insects and Spiders, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, Rocks and Minerals, Tree-Eastern Region, Weather, and Wildflowers-Eastern Region. Various authors (Alfred A. Knopf).

*Newcomb's Wildflower Guide by Laurence Newcomb (Little, Brown and Co., 1997).

*The Peterson Field Guide Series including Birds, Butterflies, Mammals, Animal Tracks, Trees and Shrubs, Reptiles and Amphibians, Wildflowers, Insects, Bird's Nests, Edible Wild Plants, and Atmosphere. Various authors (Houghton Mifflin Co.).


The following is a list of magazines that are published regularly and may be obtained either through subscription or at the local library.

American Agriculturist
P.O. Box 37191
Boone, IA 50037
American Forests
910 17th St. NW Suite 600
Washington D.C. 20006
The American Gardener
7931 E. Boulevard Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22308-1300
P.O. Box 52529
Boulder, CO 80322
Bird Conservation
1250 24th St. NW Suite 400
Washington D.C. 20037
Fine Gardening
63 S. Main St. P.O. Box 5507
Newton, CT 06470-9846
5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814-2199
The Gardener
5560 Merle Hay Rd.
Johnston, IA 50131
Gardens Illustrated
3330 Pacific Ave. Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2983
Michigan Out-of-Doors 
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
2101 Wood St.
Lansing, MI 48912
The Nature Conservancy
4245 N. Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
Pheasants Forever 
P.O. Box 75473
St. Paul, MN 55175
Quail Unlimited 
National Headquarters
P.O. Box 10041
Augusta, GA 30903-2641
Ruffed Grouse Society
451 McCormick Road
Coraopolois, PA 15108
Turkey Call
P.O. Box 530
Edgefield, SC 29824

Bulletins and Journals

Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment
Elsevier Science
P.O. Box 945 
New York, NY 10159-0945
American Society of Agronomy
677 S. Segoe Rd.
Madison, WS 53711
American Fisheries Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814-2199
Biological Conservation
Elsevier Science
P.O. Box 945 
New York, NY 10010
Conservation Biology
Journals Subscription Dept. 
Blackwell Science Inc.
Commerce Place
350 Main St.
Malden, MA 02148
Ecological Society of America
Member and Subscriber Services
2010 Massachusettes Ave. 
NW Suite 400
Washington D.C. 20036
Endangered Species Update
School of Natural Resources
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115
The Great Lakes Bulletin
Michigan Land Use Institute
P.O. Box 228 845 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616
Journal of Forestry
5400 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-2198
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
7515 NE Ankeny Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50021-9764
Michigan Birds and Natural History
MAS/Michigan Birds
6011 W. St. Joseph Suite 403
P.O. Box 80527
Lansing, MI 48909-0527
Michigan Forester Bulletin
Society of American Foresters
5400 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-2198
The Wildlife Society Bulletin
5410 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-2197

Last Revised: October 2, 1999

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