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Native Plants

Native ferns and Jacob's ladder     

One of the largest threats to Pennsylvania's native habitat is the spread of non-native plant species. You can help restore native habitat right in your own yard by learning about and planting species that are native to Pennsylvania.  For more information, visit the links below, or contact any EAC member.

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Audubon at Home* - facts and tips for residents to create a healthy yard, and improve their home environment and habitat.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve* - Links to several fact sheets including: Native Plants for Sun, Native Plants for Shade, Native Plants for Butterflies, Native Plants to Attract Birds, Deer Resistant Native Plants.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Landscaping with Native Plants * (includes the basics of plant conservation, and links to lists for different growing conditions)

Certify your pollinator-firendly garden with the Penn State Master Gardeners:  http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert *

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society* - non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of Pennsylvania's native plants.

Pennypack Ecological Trust* - has a native plant growing group which holds a native plant sale every spring and fall.


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