Canadian Wildlife Federation

Lots of Information on Wildlife Gardening


Native Plant Finder

Thanks to extensive research from Kimberley Shropshire, assistant to Doug Tallamy, we can find the plants that host the highest numbers of butterflies and moths to feed birds and other wildlife in our area. Research was conducted for the US. If you live in Toronto search with this Michigan Zipcode 48507.

Pollinator Partnership Canada

provides a superb resource on protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems through conservation, education, and research.


The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a science-based, international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

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Plant Positivity Gardens

Visit the Evergreen native and herb garden spaces at the Brick Works. Check out their website to get ideas about what plants go well together. Find a published list of plants that they used to create 6 differently themed gardens. As a special treat, Isaac Crosby gives you a guided audio tour of all gardens.

A great way to learn more about our native environment is to get out into nature with the


In the Zone provides gardeners in Canada’s Carolinian Zone with the tools to gradually transform backyards into woodland, water and wildflower gardens for native wildlife.

Free gardening resources: Receive advice from wildlife and gardening experts to cultivate habitat for warblers, frogs, owls, butterflies, bees and more.


Butterflies of Ontario is a website that provides a handy guide to the Butterflies of Ontario.

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Audubon's mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Their website has a native plant database that lists plants with the benefiting birds by area code for the US. If you like to use the resource for the Bluffs, a Michigan area code is 48507. By entering your email address, you'll receive an emailed list of the native plants you've selected and tips on creating a bird-friendly habitat.