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View Resource The Butterfly Site.com: Butterfly Gardening

Hosted by The Butterfly Site.com, this site offers a plethora of links covering many aspects of Butterfly Gardens. "A butterfly garden is an easy way to both see more butterflies and to contribute towards their conservation, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development." Check out the regional map to see which butterflies can be found in your area. ...

View Resource Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Prairie Establishment and Landscaping

This site from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, offers a comprehensive article on Prairie Establishment and Landscaping by William E. McLain. This resource defines the types of prairies located in Illinois, and how to select a site for planting. Other sections are focused on topics like planting techniques, seedbed preparation, weed control, and transplanting techniques. A...

View Resource Center for Watershed Protection: How to Build and Install a Rain Barrel

This site, from the North Carolina. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance, contains a brief, illustrated brochure on How to Build and Install a Rain Barrel. In addition to building a rain barrel, the brochure includes information on how to install a Rain Garden in your area.

View Resource City of Maplewood: Rain Gardens

The City of Maplewood, Minnesota created this site, which promotes the use of rain gardens in their community. The site features a 10-page, downloadable "Creating your own Rain Garden," and a list of recommended plants. Although the site is designed for Minnesota residents, it is also an excellent resource for anyone interested in rain gardens, and rain harvesting.

View Resource Friends of Bassett Creek: Rain Gardens: Gardening with Water Quality in Mind

This site, from the Minnesota-based Friends of Bassett Creek, displays a pamphlet on rain gardens including a list of Native Plants for Rain Gardens, some of which link to photos. Rain gardens are an attractive way to improve local water quality. A step-by-step guide to planting this type of garden is provided here for visitors, along with a series of frequently asked questions about rain...

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