Library Resources

BGOSS is more than ‘planting plants.’ We are also engaged in ‘planting awareness’. Our programs, presentations, community Monarch tagging days and our Pod Squad Ambassadors all strive to create experiences. BGOSS, through a grant it received from Community Foundation Grey Bruce, donated resource materials (books and dvd’s) to the Port Elgin and Southampton libraries. The resource materials range from story books for children on Monarchs and milkweeds, to books on pollinators, native plants and butterflies. We hope that you take the opportunity to ‘Plant Awareness” by signing out the resource materials at our local libraries. A printable PDF list of these resources is available here.

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Monarch and Milkweed

Caterpillar to Butterfly

How to raise monarch butterflies


Butterfly & Moth

When Butterflies Cross the Sky

Monarch Butterfly

Threat to the Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly (Book and CD set)

Great Migrations – Butterflies

Attracting Native Pollinators


The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Butterflies & Moths

Milkweed, Monarchs and More

Monarchs in a Changing World

Midwestern Native Garden

The Living Landscape

The ROM Field Guide to Butterflies of Ontario Shrubs of Ontario

The Bees in Your Backyard

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America Caterpillars of Eastern North America

Attracting Native Pollinators: Bumble Bees of North America

The Butterflies of Canada

Chasing Monarchs

The Life Cycles of Butterflies

Backyard Safari – Butterflies

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies – Metamorphosis –

Audubon Video Guide to Butterflies

Audubon Butterflies Essentials for Beginners

Common Butterflies and Skippers

Your Backyard: The Amazing Monarch Butterfly