It seems to me that the two accounts (Genesis 1, and Genesis 2) don't contradict each other, they're just worded in a manner that is kind of confusing. For instance, Genesis 1 seems to have the creation of the human species somewhat out of order, and Genesis 2 seems like it might have the rest of the creation somewhat jumbled. This seems to say that we probably shouldn't spend all of our time obsessing over the little, relatively un-important details, and we should focus on more important things in the Bible, like loving God above all things, and loving our neighbors as ourselves.