Our mission is to promote the education, enjoyment, science and stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats

Suggested Reading for Wildflowers and Natural Landscaping

I. Recommended books by our Keynote Speakers (Past-Present):

Rainer, Thomas & West, Claudia. 2015. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Vogt, Benjamin. 2017. A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

Steiner, Lynn M. 2006. Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan.

Weaner, Larry. 2016. Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change

Darke, Rick. 2002. The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest

Darke, Rick & Tallamy, Douglas. 2014. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

Buchmann, Stephen. 2016. The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Marinelli, Janet. 2008. The Wildlife Gardener's Guide (Brooklyn Botanical Garden All-Region Guide)

Tallamy, Douglas. 2007. Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens.

Johnson, Lorraine. 2009. 100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones

II. Recommended books by other WAM conference speakers (A-Z):

Brandenburg, David M. 2010. National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America

Buchmann, Stephen & Nabhan, Gary Paul. 1997. The Forgotten Pollinators

Dziedzic, Brenda. 2011. Learn About Butterflies in the Garden

Holm, Heather N. 2014. Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants

Kielb, Michael & Swales, John M. & Wolinski, Richard. 1992. The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan

Marinelli, Janet (Editor), Brooklyn Botanical Garden (Publication). 1996. Invasive Plants: Weeds of the Global Garden

Nowak, Mariette. 2012. Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds

Weatherbee, Ellen Elliott. 2006. Guide to Great Lakes Coastal Plants

Zimmerman, Catherine. 2010. Urban and Suburban Meadows: Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces

III. WAM Board of Directors book recommendations (A-Z):

Aldeman, Charlotte & Schwartz, Bernard L. 2011. The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants

Antonio, Thomas M. & Masi, Susanne. 2001. The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest: A Photographic Guide to the Asteraceae in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Burrell, C. Colston. 2006. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide)

Daniels, Jaret C. 2005. Butterflies of Michigan Field Guide (Butterfly Identification Guides)

Harstad, Carolyn. 1999. Go Native!: Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest

Hill, Patricia. 2007. Design Your Natural Midwest Garden

Kimmerer, Robin Wall. 2015. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Leopold, Aldo. 1986. A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)

Marrone, Teresa. 2009. Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan (Wild Berries & Fruits Identification Guides)

Reznicek, Anton A. & Voss, Edward G. 2012. Field Manual of Michigan Flora

Sanchez, Anita. 2016. In Praise of Poison Ivy: The Secret Virtues, Astonishing History, and Dangerous Lore of the World's Most Hated Plant

Small, Nancy Cutbirth & Small, Tom. 2011. Using Native Plants to Restore Community in Southwest Michigan and Beyond

Smith, J. Robert & Smith, Beatrice S. 1980. The Prairie Garden: Seventy Native Plants You Can Grow in Town or Country

Tekiela, Stan. 2000. Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide (Wildflower Identification Guides)

The Xerces Society. 2011. Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat

Voss, Edward G. 1972. Michigan Flora : Part I Gymnosperms and Monocots

Voss, Edward G. 1985. Michigan Flora: Part II Dicots

Voss, Edward G. 1996. Michigan Flora: Part III Dicots Concluded

Wasowski, Sally. 2001. Gardening With Prairie Plants: How To Create Beautiful Native Landscapes

Wohlleben, Peter. 2016. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from a Secret World