|Annual Native Plant Sale May 14th at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs , MS
Plains Audubon Center , located in Holly Springs , MS, is offering a
one-day sale of choice North American plant species and varieties
selected and grown for our region on May 14th, from 9 a.m. – 4
p.m. The May 14th sale will include an exciting mix of native trees,
shrubs, flowering perennials, ferns and grasses in a multitude of
shapes, textures and colors, including many plants that will attract
Hummingbirds! Please note, we will offer a small selection of
non-native, non-invasive, plants that support wildlife such as
Hummingbirds. Whether your garden is large or small, sunny or shady,
wet or dry, Strawberry Plains Audubon staff and volunteer plant experts
will be on-hand to help you find that perfect plant!
sale will take place at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center which is
located at 285 Plains Road in Holly Springs , MS. Previous native plant
sales at Strawberry Plains have been huge successes -- Plants will be
available on a first-come basis, so we encourage you to arrive on-time
(9 a.m.). The sale will be held, rain or shine, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., on Saturday, May 14th. We encourage shoppers to bring a cart, wagon or boxes to make transporting plants easier.
artist vendors will be selling handmade garden accessories and art –
Please bring cash or check. In addition, feel free to join us for our
monthly bird walk at 7 a.m. ($5/person), followed at 1:30 p.m. by Dr.
Jeanne Jones’ Biological Diversity in MS Hardwood Forests program that includes a lecture and field excursion at Strawberry Plains. Jeanne
Jones is a TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist and TWS Fellow. She works
as a professor of wildlife science in the Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University where she
teaches 3 courses in wildlife conservation and management and habitat
management and restoration.
plant gardening is becoming critically important to the survival of
wildlife, particularly birds. Native plants attract many birds and the
insects that birds eat. These plants are adapted to life in this area
so they do not need dangerous fertilizers or pesticides to thrive.
Using native plants in your garden or around your home creates a safe
haven for birds and wildlife. With a growing reliance on exotic species
for landscaping, native plants and habitats are becoming increasingly
rare. This sale will offer plants that are not readily available at
Native Plant Nursery of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is dedicated
to repopulating our native ecosystems and to educating individuals about
the importance of wildflowers and native plants to our wildlife and
natural heritage. The Center offers programs and information about
native plant gardening and creating healthy backyard habitats. For more
information, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/ or call 662-252-1155.
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