Dirty Blooms Bird Count 2024
Brid Counts Starts 02/05 thru 02/12
Download the Inaturalist App to participate
WHY USE NATIVE PLANTS
Food source for species in your local area
Low Maintenance as they are adapted to our area
Require less water and fertilizers which saves you money
Require fewer pesticides as we have predators to keep pests down
They bring the birds, bees, and butterflies that you want to see
Perfect for slopes - they stop erosion
The Connection Between Straight Species Native Plants & Larval Caterpillars
Pertaining to perennials, It is only straight species plants, trees & shrubs, and herbs that feed larval caterpillars for butterflies like the Swallowtails and Mourning Cloaks, and moths like the Luna. Urban & suburban landscapes have been replaced with cultivars and/or "nativars" which stop the life cycle of butterflies and moths in their tracks.
Be a part of the solution.
Read more about straight species natives versus cultivars and plants being marketed as "nativars" & what you can do to help!
GARDEN BLOG: A FOREST IN THE CITY
COOL CONSERVATION APPAREL
Our t-shirts are designed to raise environmental awareness for the plight of pollinators & wildlife, spread the native plant initiative, and let you look cool while saving the world.