Tag: native plants

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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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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