Tag: native plants

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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May 22 is recognized as International Day for Biological Diversity. Areas or ecosystems with high biodiversity have a wide variety of species present, across multiple groups, such as trees, wildflowers, birds and mammals. Undisturbed natural areas typically have high biodiversity, while those modified by humans tend to have much lower biodiversity. You may have seen […]

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Did you know that the Shaker Trace Loop trail at Miami Whitewater Forest is nearly eight miles of paved, shared-use trail that winds through prairies, wetlands and woods? Whether you run, walk or pedal, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to see the amazing flora and fauna in these habitats. Spring, summer and fall they are […]

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