The latest issue of "Natural Explorations," the newsletter of the Environmental Interpretive Center here at UM-D, is now available; click this link to download the PDF. In addition to the fall public natural history program announcements, there are two things that should be of interest to Net Results readers. First is a book review on Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, a book also on RRBO's recommended books page. This important book explains that when native plant species disappear, or are replaced by alien exotics, the insects that depend on them disappear, thus impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals.
A related flyer I developed, Landscaping for Migratory Birds, is also included in the newsletter, or you can download a PDF of the flyer alone by clicking here. It includes a list of points to remember when landscaping for birds, plants that are important to birds for both spring and fall seasons, non-native species to avoid, and further resources. If you are contemplating doing some planting this fall, please check it out!