Modernize your Yard (and make it more friendly to birds and pollinators)
To Identify plants:
iNaturalist – Free phone app (Android and iPhone) to help you identify plants and wildlife
List of all plants in US by US Department of Agriculture allows searching but is challenging.
Pl@ntnet allows searching for plants
Buying Native Plants in New Jersey:
Pinelands Direct (online store)
Educational (and Entertaining) Links
List of native plants and their time of blooming by Xerces society.
Nestwatch.org gives information about nesting and birdhouses.
The Roles of Beneficial Insects in our Region 30-min video by Jennifer Bulava of Burlington County NJ Park System
Backyard Birding – PDF page of the 16 common birds in your NJ backyard (try to find them all!)
Doug Tallamy is a leader in the field of making yards support wildlife. Everything he does is recommended, but here are some highlights.
- 1-hour Tallamy video Fascinating video (with lots of pictures and stories) about how and why to make your yard attractive to wildlife (talk starts at 2 minutes in).
- Tallamy Books: He has three books. All are recommended. (Press the “Books” button at the top.)
- Bringing Nature Home Website (Doug’s Website)
Certify your Garden with Natural Wildlife Foundation and help others track home wildlife.