Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Audubon Society Native Plant Tool Makes Zip Search into Shopping List

The Audubon Society has now made choosing bird-attracting native plants as easy as a zip code search!

Native plants can be searched with this database tool and filtered by: grasses, succulents, shrubs, trees, vines and evergreens. Some examples of native species for Durham's 27703 zip include:

American Beauty-Berry (Callicarpa americana)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
American Holly (Ilex opaca)
American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
American Plum (Prunus americana)
American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
Anise-Scented Goldenrod (Solidago odora)
Ash-Leaf Maple (Acer negundo)
Cardinal-Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Catawba Rosebay (Rhododendron catawbiense)

The native plant tool can be used to support the Audubon North Carolina’s "Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year" program. The program is creating more availability of native plants that specifically benefit birds, but also the environment and local economy. NC Audubon is partnering with local plant nurseries and growers to offer more bird-friendly native plants to add to your garden. These plants help to replace food sources that have been lost to development and bring a variety of birds to your yard all year.

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