native plants

eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar

Plan Next Year’s Staycation Garden Safari

Why go on a safari when a safari could come to you? Imagine yourself sipping lemonade on your lawn chair while strange and marvelous creatures entertain you. This is what …

Great Fall-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

Want to help bees? Take a look at Beesponsible‘s “Honey-Do” List to learn how you can make a difference for native bees in your backyard and community! Then visit our …

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I was recently a guest on BUILD Series to talk about Beesponsible, an effort to raise awareness about bee decline and to engage people in planting bee gardens via our …

Growing WILD

Five years ago, a team of community volunteers broke ground on a new native plant garden at a wildlife education center in Helena, Montana. The former Stedman Foundry site required …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

Five Butterfly Garden Tips from a Butterfly Hero!

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

Buttonbush. Photo: Dani Tinker.

For Wild Bees, these Native Plants are Superstars

The following are eleven native plants that are superstars in helping wild, native bees survive and thrive! Plant one in your area today: Baby Blue Eyes Baby blue eyes (Nemophila …

More of Your Wildlife Gardening Questions Answered

Why are native plants important? Native plants are the plant species naturally found in your region. Each region has its own unique plant communities that are adapted to the local soil types, …

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