Options for buying native plants bloom in Wisconsin
Contact(s): Kevin Doyle, 608-267-9788; Kelly Kearns, 608-267-5066; Amy Staffen, 608-261-0747
[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to correct the location for the Northern Native Plant Sale on June 2. It will be in Bayfield. ]
MADISON -- May is planting time and adding even a few native plants to your property can help increase habitat for native birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin Native Plants [PDF] publication lists native plants that will do well in Wisconsin's different regions and its last page links to specific guides for plants to benefit pollinators, birds and more.
Native plant nurseries and native plant sales are good options for buying native plants like this joe pye weed, which attracts many butterflies including the eastern tiger swallowtail pictured. Photo credit: DNR
Good options for getting plants include vendors on this list of Wisconsin native plant nurseries [PDF] and the growing number of native plant sales put on by conservation organizations and nature centers, including a May 9 native plant fundraiser in Madison for the Endangered Resources Fund.
- Madison - Native Plant Fundraiser [PDF], 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a fundraiser for DNR's Endangered Resources Fund that supports work with endangered and native species and State Natural Areas, GEF 2 Building, 101 S. Webster St.
- Madison - UW-Madison Arboretum Native Plant Sale, UW-Arboretum, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison.
- Fall Creek - Beaver Creek Reserve Native Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., S1 County Road K, Fall Creek.
- Franklin - Mother's Day Native Plant Sale, Wehr Nature Center, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 9701 W College Ave, Franklin
- Mayville - Wildflowers for Wildlife, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, N7725 Highway 28 in Horicon.
- Port Washington - Native Plant Sale, Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, 7:30 to 2:30 p.m., 4970 Country Club Road, Port Washington
- Madison - Dane County Master Gardeners 2018 Spring Plant Sale, Dane County/UWEX Office, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison
June 2, Ashland
- Bayfield - 16th Annual Northern Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bayfield Pavilion, 2 East Front St. Sponsored by the Bayfield Regional Conservancy and West Wisconsin Land Trust.
Last Revised: Tuesday, May 01, 2018