Thanks to all the volunteers and patrons of our 2nd Native Plant Sale in conjunction with Maine East. We almost sold out and made about $4000 to be split with Maine East Ecology Club.
Native plants are important to help rewild our urban and suburban communities. Habitat loss is a major cause of massive declines in bird, butterfly and pollinator populations. Native plants provide habitat for birds and insects. Birds depend on insects as baby birds cannot eat bird seed! Planting even a few native plants in your yard can help our ecosystem heal and give our wildlife places to live. Native plants are drought resistant and don’t need extra watering once established.
And of course you don’t want to poison the critters you are attracting to your yards so stay away from chemical fertilizers and weed control.