- What is the MAIPC?
- Planting Guidance Brochure
This planting guidance was produced by University of Delaware professor Dr. Doug Tallamy, and student, Kimberley Shropshire. It represents the only available attempt to synthesize known information on native insect fauna and their associated woody and perennial host plants, at least by genera, for a region of the U.S. We hope you'll find it useful in deciding what to plant in your yard or public spaces in the mid-Atlantic region to better provide habitat for native insects and other animals. For best effect, use native species of the genera listed. Do not use any species that are known or suspected to be invasive. If you are uncertain about a plant's invasiveness, please check the plant list at www.maipc.org.
- Bringing Nature Home
Another wonderful resource by Dr. Doug Tallamy, this book has become wildly popular over recent years in proclaiming the vital role of native plants. The accompanying website includes a native plant database broken down by region and includes gorgeous photos.
For more information on native plants for landscaping and restoration, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office for a copy of "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping" and the other native plant guides they offer.
The Explore Plants Database
Maintained by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, this database has many of the native species associated with the genera recommended in the biodiveristy guidance along with their planting requirements.
Spreadsheet of 20 most valuable woody and ornamental genera (included in planting guidance pdf)