This guide from Kansas State University addresses Monarch migration, and gives accurate lists of native plants required for nectar, food and habitat. The guide can be adapted by substituting regional native plants for your region.
These activity books, developed by ASLA, take the reader through the process of considering site location, addition of vegetation, water, shelter and hardscapes. One book for kids and one for teens and adults, covering the most important principles in design for new outdoor places or for updating the place you already have. Shout out to ASLA for making this design resource available to the public.
A prolific author on native garden plantings, he also designs gardens, publishes an email newsletter and blog. His book, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future, provides guidance and motivation for planting native in home landscapes. His website, MonarchGard.com, leads to his blog, The Deep Middle. Plenty of inspiration and professional services offered.
The Dyck Arboretum located in Hesston, Kansas, is dedicated to education of native plant communities in the midwest. They host numerous online webinars with featured guest speakers and also staff conduct how-to sessions. They also administer a program for native plants in schools, the Earth Partnership for Schools, as Continuing Education for school teachers which exposes thousands of young students to native plant gardens on school grounds.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has produced the major resource, Wildflower.org, a comprehensive collection of native plant knowledge, images, and how-to advice for starting native plant gardens.
"Plant List of Accepted Nomenclature, Taxonomy, and Symbols. The USDA PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories." This is a nationwide native plant database that can be searched by State or by plant name. Each plant entry has photographs, maps to the county level showing native region, folklore and historical use, if known. Entries for wetland plants, rare and endangered plants, and common weeds are also listed.
I receive multiple emails asking how to get started to create a native plant garden. I customized a reply to each question, but found that providing a comprehensive guide with plenty of resources would be helpful to people who want to take in as much good information as they can find before getting started with a plant list and a shovel. Here is a link to my best advice.