Resources

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

WEB SITES

General Information

David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyways Project https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/act-locally/butterflyway/

The Xerces Society: An international non-profit organized to protect invertebrates https://www.xerces.org/

Seeds of Diversity,Protecting Pollinators: (Canadian organization dedicated to preserving seed biodiversity) https://seeds.ca/pollination

Michigan State Un., Dept. of Entomology, Native Plants and Ecosystem Services: A wealth of information on pollinators and their environments: https://www.canr.msu.edu/nativeplants/getting_started/

Pollination Guelph: An Ontario non-profit dedicated to promoting pollinator habitats: https://www.pollinationguelph.ca/

Pollinator Partnership: North American science group promoting support for pollinators: https://www.pollinator.org/about

NAPPC (North American Science Group also run by the pollinator partnership: https://pollinator.org/nappc

Special interest: Pollinator Friendly Cooking https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator.org/assets/generalFiles/Pollinator-FriendlyCooking.pdf

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening and Plant Lists

Canadian Wildlife Federation: Wildlife Friendly Gardening http://apps.cwf-fcf.org/social/

Pollinator Partnership: Gardens https://www.pollinator.org/learning-center/gardens

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority: Home and Garden Fact Sheets https://trca.ca/get-involved/home-garden/#factsheets

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society: Growing Wildflowers at Home http://versicolor.ca/nswfsOLDsite/docs/articles/GrowingWildflowers.html

David Suzuki Found.: How to Get Your Yard Off Grass https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/get-yard-off-grass/?utm_campaign=queenOfGreen-lawn-en-23ma

North American Butterfly Association: Basics of Butterfly Gardening http://nababutterfly.com/start-butterfly-garden/

Information on Butterflies and other Pollinators

Nova Scotia Butterflies https://www.novascotiabutterflies.ca

Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (Nova Scotia): Monarch Butterfly Club https://www.merseytobeatic.ca/butterfly-club.php

Butterflies of Canada (Biodiversity Information Site) https://cbif.gc.ca/eng/species-bank/butterflies-of-canada

Butterflies of the Maritimes https://www.maritimes.butterflyguide.ca/

BOOKS

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.

ANOTHER USEFUL BOOK

Raising Butterflies in the Garden. Brenda Dziedzic.