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Educational Resources

One thing about nature is that you can never know everything there is to know. There is always something new to discover and new questions to ask. We love learning, digging into the research to find out what new information scientists are discovering, and then sharing that new knowledge with others.

Below are some of the resources we recommend. Some are ones we produce. Others are resources that we use ourselves and recommend to others. Check back often, because we’ll be updating as we find or create additional resources that we think you might find valuable.

Design Your Pollinator and Wildlife Oasis: Garden-sized Plots

Design Your Pollinator and Wildlife Oasis: Garden-sized Plots is a 4-week, group coaching program that guides you through designing a customized pollinator and wildlife oasis. It is specifically created for homeowners in the eastern U.S. who are passionate about planting gardens that make a positive ecological impact.

Registration open until Oct. 9, 2023 or until full.

First live session is on Oct. 10, 2023.

The Backyard Ecology Community

The Backyard Ecology Community is a supportive membership community for people in the eastern U.S. who love nature and want to transform their yards and communities into ecosystems that support pollinators and wildlife.

We created the membership community as a safe place to ask questions, celebrate accomplishments, help each other attract more pollinators and wildlife, and geek out about nature.

Recent Backyard Ecology Blog Articles

Recent Backyard Ecology Podcast Episodes

Recent Backyard Ecology Videos


Shannon offers a variety of online classes and gives both virtual and in-person presentations for clubs, libraries, Extension Offices, and other organizations. Check out our Events page to learn more about her upcoming presentations and other events. You can also visit her author and speaker website to learn more about the types of programs she does and how to schedule her for an upcoming event.


By Shannon

Other books we recommend*

Gardening with native plants and creating habitat

Field guides

* Links to Amazon pages are affiliate links. This means that Amazon pays us a small commission when you use these links, but that comes at no extra cost to you.