The list author says: "These are books related to the design of urban wildlife habitat that I have read, have on my self or have reviewed on my blog, The Metropolitan Field Guide. Website: www.metrofieldguide.com/"
"This is an excellent resource for gardeners, landscape architects, architects, planners or anybody designing the landscape. Contains design info, large plant list and discusses many animals in detail."
"This is an excellent book and covers the "Stormwater Chain" including green roofs, green facades, stormwater planters, rain barrels, porous pavement, rain gardens, swales and wetlands. Many case studies and many creative solutions."
"This is the best book I've found so far about butterflies and creating habitat. It not only gives design recommendations but educates the reader about the life cycle of butterflies, their needs in each stage, and attracting beneficial insects as well."
"Learning about specific species is essential when designing habitat. Comprehensive books like this and the Birds of Oregon book detail each species habitat needs and what they eat. A must have reference."
"Learning about specific species is essential when designing habitat. Comprehensive books like this and the Birds of Washington book detail each species habitat needs and what they eat. A must have reference."
"This book has a good section about designing habitat for dragonflies including design, plants, and maintenance. It's also a good resource for learning about the life cycle of dragonflies and their specific needs in their different stages."
"This book gives great descriptions of all of the dragonflies found in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, with many images of males, females, immatures and many other variations. The beginning of the book has a good description of the life cycle of dragonflies and other behaviors such as perching, sleeping, flight, feeding and predator defense. There is also a good section on anatomy."
"This book is an excellent resource about local amphibians. Each species has a very detailed account including description, life history, natural history and habitat. The early chapters provide information about biology, life cycles, biogeographic patterns, and habitats."
"This is an excellent book for reptiles in the Pacific Northwest. Each species has a detailed account on description, range and habitat. The first chapters give a good overview on each reptile and the back has some good anatomy diagrams."
"This is a good starter book with excellent illustrations and some good projects. Some of the information is minimal but can be supplemented by resources available online. Check The Metropolitan Field Guide's Resources page for lists of resources."