Online Resources for Lauren Simpson’s talk on “Pollinators and the Powerhouse Prairie Plants That They Love”

From Lauren Simpson, creator of St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat for HNPAT(July 28, 2021)

·Texas eco-region information 

·Why native plants matter 

·Prairie-conservation organizations (with resources) 

·Tip 1: “Mix it up.” 

·Tip 2: “Embrace imperfection.” 

·Tip 3: “Stock the Nursery.” 

·Wildlife-habitat gardening generally 

·Articles and studies on decline of overall insect/arthropod numbers 

·Book recommendations 

  • Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden, by Jessica Walliser
  • Attracting Native Pollinators, by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
  • Bringing Nature Home, by Dr. Doug Tallamy
  • Garden Revolution, by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher
  • The Living Landscape, by Rick Darke and Dr. Doug Tallamy
  • Nature’s Best Hope, by Dr. Doug Tallamy
  • A New Garden Ethic, by Benjamin Vogt
  • Planting in a Post-Wild World, by Claudia West and Thomas Rainer

·St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat