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Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Perennials

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Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center

1192 U.S. 64 Business

Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Natural areas are being replaced with managed landscapes of non-native turf and plants that do not support native wildlife (e.g. birds and beneficial insects) as well as native plants. But with the right selection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses, you can attract and support birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife to turn your landscape back into a healthy, functional ecosystem.

Join Matt Jones (Extension Horticulture Agent) and the Master Gardener Volunteers of Chatham County for a presentation and hands-on demonstration on how to garden with native herbaceous perennials and grasses. Participants will learn why native plants are so important for local food webs, how to select plants based on their adaptation to site conditions, aesthetic value, and their capacity to support beneficial insects and other wildlife vital to ecosystem health. We will also explore examples of native perennials adapted to different site conditions and how to provide habitat or leaf, nectar, and pollen forage throughout the year. Master Gardener Volunteers (SM) will help demonstrate proper planting and establishment techniques.

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