Looking to fill some holes in your garden? Want to attract more birds and butterflies? Check out the annual Native Plant Sale: For The Birds, Butterflies, & Bees hosted May 19 and 20, 2018 by the National Audubon Society in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Sale & pick up hours: May 19 and May 20 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Pre-orders can also be picked up on the evening of May 18 for those who cannot make the weekend hours.
Pre-orders are due by Sunday, May 10, 2018.
Visit our Spring Native Plant Sale Page for more information and to download our full catalog: http://greenwich.audubon.org/visit/spring-native-plant-sale
Native plants are not only beautiful but also tremendously benefincial—serving as important food and shelter sources for birds, insects, and other wildlife. Audubon recognizes that encouraging native plants in the landscape is an essential part of conservation in the United States. By adding native plants to your plantings, you are helping to re-establish vital wildlife-friendly habitats that beautify your property and support local conservation.
Together we can make a great impact, one garden at a time.Why Native Plants?
Douglass Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, wrote about how plants and wildlife share a complex evolutionary history that was developed over thousands (or millions) of years. Plants form the base of the food pyramid and other animals either eat the plants or eat the things that eat the plants (ex: caterpillars eat plants and birds eat caterpillars). Over time, many plants and animals developed specialized relationships (ex: milkweed and Monarch butterflies – Monarch butterflies lay the eggs on milkweed plants). This created greater species diversity and more complex ecosystems. By planting a broad variety of native plants, you are fostering a healthier ecosystem and supporting many levels of wildlife.