Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Go Native With Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Spring Native Plant Sale May 18-19, Berks County

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks county will host its annual Spring Native Plant Sale, displaying a wide variety of Pennsylvanian plants and flowers, on May 18 and 19.  
It will take place in the Visitor Center parking lot from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to the sale, visitors can browse the gardens and chat with garden volunteers for free. The sale is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain's conservation and education programs.
The sale will feature nearly 300 species of Pennsylvania native wildflowers, vines, grasses, ferns, shrubs, and trees. The Sanctuary’s group of garden volunteers will help visitors select which plants are best for their home landscape.
The volunteers will also help make the sale enjoyable, educational, and as convenient as possible; they will carry purchases to buyers' cars, store them until the end of the day's visit, and offer great gardening tips.
The bookstore also offers a year-round selection of native plant gardening books for those interested in learning more.
The two-acre wide Hawk Mountain Native Plant Garden is located just next to the Visitor Center and trailhead entrance, and it holds a vast variety of plant species that attract more than 40 species of butterflies and countless birds.
There are ponds abundant with wildlife and surrounded by discreet seating areas to encourage lingering. The garden volunteers work to tend and improve the garden year-round in order to propagate the best natives for the sale.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary website or call 610-756-6961.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr and visit their YouTube Channel.  Click Here to support Hawk Mountain.
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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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