Tag: native plants

A Chickadee is in the midst of landing at a bird feeder.

Bird feeders are a good source of food for birds and can bring joy to bird watchers. Nature Interpreter Ellen shares how using native plants around bird feeders will create a more holistic and safer habitat for local birds.

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Two black walnuts hang from a branch of a black walnut tree.

Are you looking to spruce up your landscape before the chill of winter hits, but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t know what plants would be the best for your yard? We share which native plants will add beauty to your yard come springtime.

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Bright purple ironweed stands out among the greenery at Oak Glen Nature Preserve

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. What do these three R words have to do with native plants? We’re on the case with our Conservation & Parks staff as we learn more at Shawnee Lookout.

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Blazing star

Looking for a way to let more native plants flourish in your yard? A rain garden is a perfect way to plant natives, attract pollinators and keep pollutants out local streams, rivers and lakes.

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