Tag: native plants

Dwarf Larkspur

Planning your summer garden? Consider incorporating some native plants this year! As we wrap up Ohio Native Plant Month, we encourage you to plant these native plants in your garden. You’ll not only help our ecosystem by adding native plants, you’ll also create homes for local pollinators.

Read more
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Did you know that pollinators like bees and butterflies are essential to our food supply? But sometimes these small creatures need help accessing their favorite foods. You can help by creating your own pollinator garden at home. Follow these gardening tips to help local pollinators and our natural environment.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more