Native Plant Nursery
2022 Spring Native Plant Sale is May 6th and May 7th, 9am-4pm each day.
2022 Species List Coming Soon!
Gardening with native plants is critically important to supporting wildlife habitat, particularly for birds. These plants are adapted to conditions of our region and 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. Unfortunately, using exotic plant species or chemical insect and weed killers will drive away many of the birds that may otherwise use our outdoor areas to forage, nest and reproduce.
In his groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy discusses the relationships between birds, insects, plants and people. Tallamy urges home gardeners to take an active role in providing the food and habitat that birds need to survive. He believes that “gardeners have become important players in the management of our nation’s wildlife.” His research reveals that our native insects are not feeding on the many exotic plant species found at our local nurseries. Insects are a primary source of food for birds. In fact, Tallamy states that “if you count all of the terrestrial bird species in North America that rely on insects … to feed their young, you would find that figure to be about 96% -- In other words, nearly all of them.” Hummingbirds, a local celebrity, are no different – most of their diet is made up of small arthropods, such as fruit flies, gnats, spiders, caterpillars and insect eggs.
Strawberry Plains has established itself as a regional expert for the native plants. In addition to our native plant nursery, we provide consultation and guidance to communities and landowners to establish and manage landscapes for birds and other wildlife.
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center has a spring native plant sale and plants are for sale by appointment throughout the rest of the year. To make an appointment to buy plants or to book a native plant gardening program, please call us at 662-252-1155 or email at email@example.com.
How you can help, right now
Join Our Flock
Help us promote wildlife diversity and inspire people to take conservation action. Come learn about using native plants around your home or best management practices for your land.
Support Our Community Conservation
Where Birds Thrive, People Prosper.
Help support our work through automatic monthly donations.
Creating Bird-Friendly Communities
Working with our local communities to enhance landscapes for birds and other wildlife.