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Go Native: Garden for a Wild Life with the SC Native Plant Society

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Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Road

Charleston, SC 29412

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Help sustain biodiversity in YOUR neighborhood by learning how to replace non-native plants with wildlife food: Native Plants!

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GO NATIVE! GARDEN FOR A WILD LIFE

“Garden as if life depended on it.” – Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants

Natural areas in the Lowcountry are being converted to the built environment. Often, non-native plants are used in landscaping, and these “plants-from-elsewhere” do not fully support the needs of our local ecosystem. Flowers of native plants provide valuable nectar and pollen to a variety of pollinators and the leaves support a variety of herbivores including insects. Many insects, like monarch caterpillars, are VERY specific about which plants they will eat. Native insects help feed many other animals, such as baby birds, who find insects delicious and nutritious and have HUGE appetites! (Just ask their hard-working parents: A single pair of breeding chickadees must hunt down 6,000 to 9,000 caterpillars to rear just one clutch of young.)

“You don’t have to save biodiversity for a living, but please consider saving biodiversity where you live.” -- Douglas Tallamy

Help sustain biodiversity in YOUR neighborhood by replacing some of the lawn and non-native plants with wildlife food: Native Plants!

The South Carolina Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of native plant communities in South Carolina. We work to make this happen through educational programs and activities (monthly lectures and field trips), protecting and restoring threatened plant communities, providing small grants to support the native plant outreach efforts of other local organizations, and holding twice-a-year native plant sales (in March and October).

Join us at Bohemian Bull to learn more about South Carolina’s delightful diversity of native plants and to help more people appreciate the vital role native plant species play in the health and sustainability of our natural ecosystem. Sharleen Johnson, Kim Morganello, and Jeff Jackson will also recommend specific types of native plants that grow well in Charleston to help draw diverse wildlife to your yard!

Free and open to the public. Drinks are dutch treat.

Green Drinks is an international, organic, self-organizing network. Charleston Green Drinks meets the 3rd week of the month at different locations throughout Charleston. All are welcome. http://www.greendrinks.org/SC/Charleston

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