Grassland Birds


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Butterflies and Moths


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Native and Bumble Bees


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Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide by Merel R. Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz

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Resources for Learning


Wetland Plants of the Upper Midwest: A Field Guide to the Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin by Steve W Chadde


Forest Trees of Wisconsin: How to Know Them [PDF]

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Wisconsin Urban Tree Key [PDF] – A guide to 64 most commonly found trees in Wisconsin communities. It was designed for students, amateurs and those who need a simple reminder of differences between some common trees.

PlantSnap app for mobile phones is an easy-to-use plant identifier app. Use it for instant flower identification, tree identification, and other plant identification needs.

The Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program gives plant enthusiasts an opportunity to conduct surveys for rare plants around the state. The information these volunteers collect is used to assess plant population trends during state and national conservation efforts.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Invasive Species Monitoring - We are working to keep invasive species out of Wisconsin. Early reports of new populations allow us to respond rapidly and control invasives before they spread into new areas.

iNaturalist - Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.

The Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW) is a nonprofit membership-based organization whose mission is to promote better stewardship of the natural resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants, preventing their introduction, and encouraging the control of their spread.

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For more information contact Cindy Becker, 

Southern Driftless Grasslands Coordinator, 

(608) 930-3252 or email at

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