Bird-Friendly Native Plants

Bird-Friendly Native Plants for Every North Carolina Gardener

Spring planting season is almost here, and we’ve got your guide to finding and growing native plants in your bird-friendly backyard. These local nurseries across our state have committed to selling native plants to benefit birds. Now it’s your turn to shop local and help native plants take root.

Right now, participating nurseries are stocking their shelves with the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year. Do you want to help birds thrive this spring? It’s easy!

  1. Choose to grow from the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.
  2. Shop with a Bird-Friendly Native Plant retailer near you.
  3. Tell your friends to grow native and shop with a participating retailer too.

The more we buy, the more they’ll grow. Let’s work together to benefit our birds by growing native plants with Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year.

About the Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year

Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year is all about LOCAL! Local plants, local businesses and local gardens. By supporting local growers in North Carolina, you are helping to lay down roots to buy and plant more bird-friendly native plants. When you grow local, you help our birds with food and shelter as their natural habitats continue to disappear.

We have been working with nurseries near you to supply the 15 plants to grow in 2015. Plant one, plant a few, but be sure to choose from this year’s Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year!

The Right Time to Grow

Spring is almost here, but the time to start planting varies by region. We want you to have the most success with your bird-friendly gardening, and we don’t want you to lose your plants to a late frost. Click to find the best time to get your roots in the ground.

Want to see this program continue? Shop with one of the participating retailers, and tell them Audubon sent you! When you shop local and grow local, you benefit birds and people in North Carolina. Learn more about Audubon NC’s Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year program.

Growing season is almost here. Sign-up to receive updates here from our team to gain tips and tricks to help native plants take root in your bird-friendly backyard.

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