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Resources for creating a habitat


Pollinators of Native Plants- Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants by Heather Holm

Bees, an Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holm

Free download available of A Flower Patch for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area by Lorraine Johnston and Sheila Colla:




A list of native and non-native plants for the Guelph area:


Another free download with lots of native bee information:


These booklets are good at offering native plant alternatives to typical garden plants that are invasive:


Link to an interesting study comparing the benefits of straight native plants species with ‘nativars’ (cultivars of native species).


North American Native Plant Society


List of some native plants for the Toronto region:


How to avoid falling for marketing hype:


Forest Gene Conservation Association lists native trees by ecoregion:

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