Most are selected as relevant to Atlantic Canada or Canada in general.


General Information

David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyways Project

The Xerces Society: An international non-profit organized to protect invertebrates

Seeds of Diversity,Protecting Pollinators: (Canadian organization dedicated to preserving seed biodiversity)

Michigan State Un., Dept. of Entomology, Native Plants and Ecosystem Services: A wealth of information on pollinators and their environments:

Pollination Guelph: An Ontario non-profit dedicated to promoting pollinator habitats:

Pollinator Partnership: North American science group promoting support for pollinators:

NAPPC (North American Science Group also run by the pollinator partnership:

Special interest: Pollinator Friendly Cooking

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening and Plant Lists

Canadian Wildlife Federation: Wildlife Friendly Gardening

Pollinator Partnership: Gardens

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority: Home and Garden Fact Sheets

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society: Growing Wildflowers at Home

David Suzuki Found.: How to Get Your Yard Off Grass

North American Butterfly Association: Basics of Butterfly Gardening

Information on Butterflies and other Pollinators

Nova Scotia Butterflies

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (Nova Scotia): Monarch Butterfly Club

Butterflies of Canada (Biodiversity Information Site)

Butterflies of the Maritimes


The following are available from the Annapolis Valley Library system:

The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From egg to maturity, a visual guide to 23 common garden butterflies. Judy Burris & Wayne Richards.

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening. Kim Elerman.

Pollinator Friendly Gardening: Gardening for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Rhonda Fleming Hayes.

The Nature Scaping Workbook: A step-by-step guide for bringing nature to your backyard. Beth O’Donnell Young.

Eco-Yards: Simple steps to earth-friendly landscapes.  Laureen Rama.

Bringing Nature Home:  How native plants sustain wildlife in our gardens. Douglas W Tallamy.

Gardening for Butterflies: How you can attract and protect beautiful, beneficial butterflies. The Xerces Society (ed. Black/Borders/Fallon/Mader/Shepherd)

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees & Butterflies. By The Xerces Society (ed. Mader etal.


Raising Butterflies in the Garden. Brenda Dziedzic.