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Annual Native Plant Sale May 14th at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs , MS

Annual Native Plant Sale  May 14th at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs , MS

Strawberry 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!

The 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. 

Local 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.

Native 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 most nurseries.   

The 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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