Working together for healthier, more resilient communities.
Photo: Will Stuart
Audubon Mid-Atlantic is making it easier for you to get educated and get started adding native plants to your community. Nearly all plants provide some benefit to the environment. But, plants that are native to the areas where you live have the greatest number of benefits. They support birds and other wildlife through many stages of their lifecycle. They provide food in the form of seeds, nectar, berries, and nuts. And, they play a critical role in maintaining insect species that are crucial to the survival of nestlings and migrating birds. Native plants also contribute to healthier more resilient human communities by more sustainably adding shade, storing carbon, and absorbing stormwater to help reduce flooding and polluted run-off after storms than non-native plants.
Click on the links below to learn more about Audubon Mid-Atlantic's Plants for Birds programming across the state and get planting.
Photo: Lynn Cleveland/Audubon Photography Awards
Whether you have a window box, containers, or a traditional garden, you can provide vital habitat for birds with just a few simple steps. Get started today!