Watch a recorded presentation of Butterflies and Bees on YouTube. One of the CARP goals is to “prioritize efforts to promote native landscaping and restoring and conserving habitat.” This program, which was jointly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Evanston and Natural Habitat Evanston, gives you ideas to establish small pollinator gardens where you live. Leslie Shad, Co-chair of Natural Habitat Evanston was the primary presenter. View this slide show to learn about the plants that serve as host plants and nectar plants for pollinators. Questions about this program? Email Leslie Shad.
Natural Habitat Evanston works with the City of Evanston, community leaders, schools, faith groups, nonprofits and others to create, restore, and conserve Natural Habitats for Birds, Bees and Butterflies!
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, with thanks from chicagowilderness.org, has compiled a list of Native Plants and Stormwater Trees for natural gardens.
List of plants and photos, Natives for Shade or Sun, was prepared by the League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region with funding from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Department of Commerce.
This PDF includes various resources on Natural Landscaping at Home as well as Attributes of Restored Ecosystems.
View a PDF compiled by Bird-Friendly Evanston, a program of Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Focus on Trees and Plants
LWVE backs state and national League of Women Voters climate action priorities.
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Renowned insect ecologist Douglas Tallamy discusses his newest book, "The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees." Douglas Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.