Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Audubon Society Of Western PA Native Plant Nursery Opens May 4 In Pittsburgh

On May 4, the Audubon Society of Western PA will open their Native Plant Nursery at the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, in Pittsburgh.  
The Nursery is one of Western Pennsylvania's largest providers of native perennial plants.
Plants are grown from hand-collected seed, using chemical free practices. Over 100 species with high wildlife value are grown annually with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
Get discounts on plants that attract birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your yard. Bundles of plants for Monarchs and Hummingbirds will be available.
The nursery is open for sales through October during Audubon Nature Store hours at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve (Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 – 5 p.m.).
For more information about the native plant nursery and how you can help birds, pollinators, and wildlife by gardening with native plants, visit the Audubon Society of Western PA website or call 412-963-6100.
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Pollinator/Native Plant Resources
There are lots of resources available to help property owners landscape with native plants, and now is the best time to start planning for Spring projects.  Here are just of a few of the resources available--
-- Brandywine Conservancy: Forested Riparian Buffer Planting Guide
-- National Audubon: Native Plants Database
-- Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan - Learn Why Pollinators Are At Risk In PA
You can also check with land trusts, watershed groups, PA Audubon and Trout Unlimited Chapters, county conservation districts or other groups near you to see how they can help.
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