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Native Plants for Birds and Butterflies

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Spangled Fritillary on Wild Bergamot

Great Spangled Fritillary on Wild Bergamot blossom. Photo by Lynne Wheeler

Native plant gardens are quite literally for the birds. While many of us like songbirds, insects are often less appealing. But backyard species like caterpillars play a crucial role in supporting our most beloved bird species. When you create native plant gardens, you support insect diversity—more bugs for birds!

Join Dr. Chris Puttock as he explains the importance of native plants. Chris has three decades’ experience in conservation and restoration. He is the chair of ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group) and is executive director of Chesapeake Natives, a nursery producing plants to sustain the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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May 5, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Southern Maryland Audubon Society
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