Helpful links related to creating habitat, particularly backyard habitats:
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries:
National Wildlife Federation:
The Metropolitan Field Guide:
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Information Warehouse:
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE):
Forestry for the Bay:
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy:
Prince William Conservation Alliance:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Life In the Country: Stewarding the Land Responsibly, A Landowners Guide
By Missy Janes (2010); Local planting guidelines and resources available to wildlife-friendly residents of the Piedmont region.
Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife In our Gardens
By Douglas W. Tallamy (2007); Detailed lists and narrative about the role of native plants, and their associated insects, in supporting wildlife populations.
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
By Michael Pollan (1991); A gardener's perspective on the human experience with plants.