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This website wouldn’t have been possible without the sources who helped me form my ideas on beauty and biodiversity. Here’s a full list of resources I use throughout this website, including Blog and Resource posts.

Beaty, C. (2016). The carbon-sequestering power of soils. Wildlife Habitat Council, Jan 10. Retrieved from:

Darke, R. & Tallamy, D. (2014). The Living Landscape: Designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.

Nowak, M. (2012). Beyond The Bird Feeder: Creating a bird friendly yard with native Wisconsin plants. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc. Retrieved from

Robbins, P., Birkenholtz, T. (2003). Turfgrass Revolution: Measuring the expansion of the American lawn. Land Use Policy, Volume 20, Issue 2.

Rodomsky-Bish, B. (2016). Must We Mow? How to Increase Wildlife Value of Working Landscapes. Habitat Network, November 2. Retrieved from

Rozelle, J. (2019). Sustainable Landscaping Survey.

Schettler, T. (2006). Toward an Ecological View of Health: An imperative for the twenty-first century. The Center for Health Design, September. Retrieved from:

Sobel, David (2008). Childhood and nature: Design principles for educators. Stenhouse publishers.

Spivak, M. Flowering Bee lawns for Pollinators. Retrieved from:

Tallamy, Douglas (2007). Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants, updated and expanded. 10 th printing. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.

Tallamy, D. (2009). A Call for Backyard Biodiversity. American Forests Magazine, August. Retrieved from

Wall-Kimmerer, R. (2013). Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. Milkweed Editions.

Winston, T. (2017). Plants for Birds: Plant it and they will come. Ecological Landscape Alliance, (October 16). Retrieved from:

Zahnd, B. (2012). Beauty Will Save The World: Rediscovering the allure and mystery of Christianity. Charisma House.