Resources

NEARBY PLACES TO SEE NATIVE PLANTINGS
Native Gardens around the Twin Cities
(click the checkboxes to close or open map layers for viewing specific location types)



A COUPLE KEY SPOTS for viewing Native Plant Gardens:

Nokomis Naturescape Garden
5000 E Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318

See the map above for more...
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Wild Ones National  •  www.wildones.org

Minnesota Wild Ones Chapters:
Arrowhead (Duluth)
Big River Big Woods (Roseville/St. Paul)
Prairie Edge (Minnetonka)
St. Croix Oak Savanna (Stillwater)
Twin Cities (Richfield/Minneapolis)

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REGIONAL NATIVE PLANT SUPPLIERS

Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Native Plant Nursery and Landscape Services Listing (WOMN) 
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DOCUMENTS ABOUT NATIVE PLANTS

Minnesota Milkweed for Monarchs



Wild Ones Reflections
Summer 2020
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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WITH CONGRUENT AIMS

Blue Thumb  •  bluethumb.org
Blue Thumb aims to encourage homeowners to use native plants in gardening, raingardens, and shoreline stabilization to reduce runoff from their home landscape in an effort improve water quality.

Friends of the Mississippi River  •  fmr.org
Seeks to preserve and restore the river's fish and wildlife, its vital floodplains and scenic bluffs, its natural and cultural treasures, its beauty and its romance.

Great River Greening  •  greatrivergreening.org
Great River Greening leads and supports community-based restoration of natural areas.

Izaak Walton League  •  minnesotaikes.org
The Izaak Walton League is a diverse group of over 35,000 people dedicated to protecting our nation's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife.

Minnesota Native Plant Society  •  mnnps.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota's native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness.

Neighborhood Greening • neighborhoodgreening.org 
A non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and stewardship, with a hyper-local focus that aims to harness the spirit of community to make small but impactful efforts that will make a greener neighborhood for both humans and wildlife. Publisher of The Butterfly Effect journal.

The Prairie Enthusiasts  •  theprairieenthusiasts.org
The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) is a private organization committed to the protection and management of native prairie and savanna of the Upper Midwest.

Saint Paul Audubon Society  •  saintpaulaudubon.org
Their mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
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WEBSITES WITH RELATED INFORMATION

Minnesota Wildflowers  •  minnesotawildflowers.info

National Wildlife Federation - Garden For Wildlife  •  nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife

Native Plant Database  •  wildflower.org/plants

Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants  •  restoringthelandscape.com

US Forest Service Celebrating Wildflowers  •  fs.fed.us/wildflowers

Botanical Wanderings Facebook Group  •  facebook.com/groups/196476357129253/
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SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS


Beautifully Sustainable - Freeing Yourself to Enjoy Your Landscape, by Douglas Owens-Pike (Wild Ones Twin Cities Member)

Bees - An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, by Heather Holm (Wild Ones Prairie Edge Member and Wild Ones Honorary Director)



Bringing Nature Home - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Douglas Tallamy (Wild Ones Honorary Director)




Native Orchids of Minnesota, by Welby R. Smith



Guide to Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas, by Minnesota DNR


The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, by Rick Darke and Douglas Tallamy (Wild Ones Honorary Director)




Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie, The Upper Midwest, by Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa 
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WILD ONES PROGRAMS, TOURS & ACTIVITIES

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