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Monarchs & Narrow leaf Milkweed

Western Monarch  Danaus plexippus

Narrow Leaf Milkweed  Asclepias facicualaris 

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Here are a few of my favorite organizations and related books that  will 

provide helpfull information on our local trails, and ways to help our California native plants

and animals for future generations to enjoy. 

Laura's Favorite Picks

Lightweight waterproof, fold open pocket guide makes it simple to 

identifying butterflies

while on a hike.

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Tons of great colored photos and easy to read details on our Southern CA butterflies!

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One of the best books for selecting seasonal flowering plant borders!

Includes both native and non-native 

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Wonderful for identifying

our native bees!

 Learned so much 

from this colorful  book!  

It also gives you  suggestions on what flowers to  plant in your garden for improve 


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The Drought-Defying California Garden


I just purchased this book and love the attention to native plant details! 

It  describes each CA native plant how to grow and use it in your garden 

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If you like watching and attracting butterflies, hummers and native bees this book is a motivator.  Stories of gardeners and their creative habitat gardens. 

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I took a native plant landscaping class at Theodore Payne Foundation and this book really helped me select the right plant for the right place in my's my go -to book for native planting!


Laura's Children Outdoor Picks

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Fantastic for kids!


I give this to al the kids in our family as a birthday or Christmas gift along with native milkweed seeds to plant in their garden and many of them have enjoyed the like and  transformation of monarchs right in their back yard! 

lots of simple & fun  projects

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This intorductory bird book is fantastic to take to the park or use in your backyard.  Lots of outdoor activities to do with kids. 


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