Birds, Insects, Native Plants and Much More!
Inviting the Web of Life into Your Yard

A presentation by
Martha MacCleery, Education Chair, Wild Ones River City-Grand Rapids Area Chapter

The video will offer wonderful nuggets of information for beginners, veterans, and everyone in between!

  • What is our cultural history of large lawns and choosing exotic plants for our landscapes?
  • How do native plants increase insects in our yard and thus help birds?
  • How to transform your yard into a nourishing “foraging hub” that provides ecosystem services such as food, shelter, and nesting sites for wildlife?
  • Should your yard be all native plants? Not necessarily.
  • Are there differences in ecosystem services provided by native plants? Yes!
  • What are some of the native plants and shrubs that will be available this Spring and what are their requirements?

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