Thursday, October 8, 2020

Central PA Conservancy, Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse Partner On Native Plant Sale Thru October

Central PA Conservancy and the Diakon Wilderness Greenhouse in Cumberland County have partnered for an online native plant sale now through October 31.

Embellish your backyard with beautiful native plants, nourish the insects and wildlife that depend on them, and support your local land trust and native plant nursery in the process!

Attract swarms of butterflies with purple asters. These late-blooming native plants offer critical sources of nectar and pollen for pollinators before the first hard frost.

Incorporate some turtlehead, whose flowers produce nectar that contains natural compounds which helps relieve native bees of their intestinal parasites. Plant some prescriptions in your yard!

Cultivate native goldenrods and enjoy their vibrant fall flowers while native caterpillars, like this Brown-Hooded Owlet, enjoy snacking on their foliage.

Trees are also important hosts for native insects, like the stingless wasp that creates the magnificent pine cone oak galls on the twigs of swamp white oak.

A portion of each sale will support the land protection projects of CPC, including the conservation easement we are recording soon for Diakon Wilderness Center! 

CPC will only get credit if you use the coupon code: $5CPC

Purchased plants are to be picked up at the Wilderness Greenhouse on Fridays and Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and Noon.

Click Here for more information.

For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how to get involved, visit the Central PA Conservancy website.

(Photo: Native goldenrods with brown-hooded owlet caterpillars.)

Related Article:

Pollinator Gardens: Help Encourage Ecological Diversity In Your Own Backyard

[Posted: October 8, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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