Berrien Conservation District

Managing your Natural Resources

Native Plant Sale!

Wildflowers and Grasses

 May 25, 2022. 12pm noon to 4pm. Location is the Berrien County Youth Fair, 9122 US Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Quantities are limited. No plant guarantees; our liability for plant viability ends when plants are picked up. 


What are native plants?

They are plants that are indigenous to a given area in geologic time. This includes plants that have developed, occur naturally or existed for many years in an area.

Why is this important?

Native plants provide important food and habitat sources for native birds, bees and butterflies. They have adapted to Michigan’s climate. They thrive in Michigan’s weather, temperature ranges, rainfall and drought and so do not require fertilization and regular watering.

What is a Michigan genotype?

Established Michigan plants produce the seed to grow Michigan genotypes. They thrive in our environment, where the same plant that has established in another state or region may not do as well here.

NATIVE PLANT PRESENTATION

MARCH 16, 2022  from 2-4 PM

LOCATION: LOVE CREEK NATURE CENTER, 9292 HUCKLEBERRY ROAD, BERRIEN CENTER, MI 49102

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Vern Stephens of "Designs by Nature" will present on native grasses and wildflowers. Learn how these plants are important to native pollinators, butterflies, other insects, and honeybees. He will show you how different plants work in different locations.

Seating is limited, pre registration is required. Reserve your seat by calling 269-471-9111 x3 and leave a message, or email the manager at nancy.carpenter@macd.org. Deadline to register is March 15 by 4:30pm