Urban Wildlife Habitat Resources by The Metropolitan Field Guide Blog

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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/"
Urban Wildlife Habitats: A Landscape Perspective
1.  Urban Wildlife Habitats: A Landscape Perspective by Lowell W. Adams
The list author says:
  "If you want a good primer about urban wildlife habitat and ecology, this book is the best. A little dated, but full of excellent information."
$40.26   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
2.  Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
The list author says:
  "This is an excellent book introducing the reader not only to the world of crows, but the world of urban wildlife."
Used & New from: $0.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
3.  Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest by Russell Link
The list author says:
  "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."
$25.81   Used & New from: $4.04
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
4.  Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living by Edmund C. Snodgrass
$16.96   Used & New from: $4.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
5.  Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls by Nigel Dunnett
The list author says:
  "Excellent resource for green roof design and it includes information on design of habitat on roofs as well as precedents."
$27.17   Used & New from: $9.82
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape
6.  Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape by Nigel Dunnett
The list author says:
  "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."
$20.99   Used & New from: $6.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies
7.  Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies by Gretchen LeBuhn
The list author says:
  "This is a must-have book for designing for pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths, bees and more. Packed full of information, great layout and lovely photos."
$20.36   Used & New from: $12.72
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden
8.  Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden by Xerces Society
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $0.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard
9.  Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard by John Himmelman
The list author says:
  "This is an excellent book to learn about moths, their life-cycle, who they're named for, and even their seasons. I highly recommend it."
Used & New from: $21.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Pollinator Conservation Handbook: A Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Providing Habitat for Native Pollinator Insects
10.  Pollinator Conservation Handbook: A Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Providing Habitat for Native Pollinator Insects by Stephen L. Buchmann
Used & New from: $15.77
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Road Ecology: Science and Solutions
11.  Road Ecology: Science and Solutions by Richard T.T. Forman
The list author says:
  "On the subject of wildlife crossings this is an excellent resource."
$41.12   Used & New from: $17.41
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
12.  Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska by Jim Pojar
The list author says:
  "Good regional plant book to reference plants."
$17.13   Used & New from: $6.45
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning
13.  Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land-Use Planning by Wenche Dramstad
The list author says:
  "Patches and corridors and other ecology elements are described with helpful diagrams in this book."
$24.17   Used & New from: $15.51
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington (Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington)
14.  Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington (Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington) by B. Jennifer Guard
The list author says:
  "This is another good regional plant book."
Used & New from: $7.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Birds of Washington: Status and Distribution
15.  Birds of Washington: Status and Distribution by Terence R. Wahl
The list author says:
  "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."
$49.85   Used & New from: $29.78
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Birds of Oregon: A General Reference
16.  Birds of Oregon: A General Reference by David Marshall
The list author says:
  "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."
$36.73   Used & New from: $25.00
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Dragonflies: Wild Guide
17.  Dragonflies: Wild Guide by Cynthia Berger
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $24.32
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West (Princeton Field Guides)
18.  Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West (Princeton Field Guides) by Dennis R. Paulson
The list author says:
  "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."
$22.47   Used & New from: $17.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Butterflies through Binoculars: The West A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America (Glassberg Field Guide Series)
19.  Butterflies through Binoculars: The West A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America (Glassberg Field Guide Series) by Jeffrey Glassberg
The list author says:
  "This is a great field guide for butterflies. If you live in the East, there's an eastern version as well."
$49.89   Used & New from: $3.83
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest
20.  Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest by Lawrence L. C. Jones
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $17.50
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Reptiles of Washington and Oregon
21.  Reptiles of Washington and Oregon by Storm, R. M. and Leanard, W. P.
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $2.27
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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National Geographic Complete Birds of North America
22.  National Geographic Complete Birds of North America by Jonathan K. Alderfer
The list author says:
  "This book is a good primer and companion to the National Geographic Birds of North America field guide."
$23.11   Used & New from: $7.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Bugs In The System: Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs (Helix Book)
23.  Bugs In The System: Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs (Helix Book) by M. Berenbaum
The list author says:
  "Excellent overview of the world of insects and their impact on humans."
$13.85   Used & New from: $0.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

National Wildlife Federation: Attracting Birds, Butterflies & other Backyard Wildlife
24.  National Wildlife Federation: Attracting Birds, Butterflies & other Backyard Wildlife by David Mizejewski
The list author says:
  "This is a good resource about backyard habitat. It's not region specific so rather general on plants and specific species, but a good basic resource."
$7.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife
25.  Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife by Catherine J. Johnson
The list author says:
  "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."
$17.76   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
26.  Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest by Russell Link
The list author says:
  "Not everyone is happy about the wildlife they attract and there are always questions about how to deal with them. This book responds to that in an excellent way."
$26.86   Used & New from: $3.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect
27.  An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect by Sharman Apt Russell
The list author says:
  "Great book about the life cycle of butterflies, however light on the cultural aspects there are some great bits of information tucked in."
$13.22   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition
28.  The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to Tissue Culture, Second Edition by Michael A. Dirr
The list author says:
  "Looking to propagate your own plants for wildlife habitat? This book gives very detailed directions for many woody plant species, highly recommended."
$32.45   Used & New from: $18.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Wild Nights: Nature Returns to the City
29.  Wild Nights: Nature Returns to the City by Anne Matthews
The list author says:
  "This is a great book if read as an essay. There is a lack of documentation or bibliography though. However it has some great stories in it about urban wildlife."
Used & New from: $2.03
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas
30.  Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas by Michael C. Houck
Used & New from: $14.88
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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