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Fall in love with Native Plants

Over 884 species are currently listed in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan as “Species of Greatest Conservation Need,” and they need our support to help them maintain their numbers. Learn how we can help

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Fall in love with Native Plants
Fall in love with Native Plants

Time & Location

Apr 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Chesapeake, 4757 Sunray Ave, Chesapeake, VA 23321, USA

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About the event

Over 884 species are currently listed in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan as “Species of Greatest Conservation Need,” and they need our support to help them maintain their numbers. 

Almost 70% of the species listed in the Action Plan are invertebrates, a group that includes spiders and many insect families like ants, bees and butterflies. Unfortunately, today’s urban and suburban landscapes provide very limited support of natural communities. Instead, we’ve replaced the complexity of forest, grassland and wetland ecosystems with vast artificial constructs of mostly non-native plant communities made up of exotic species we affectionately call “ornamentals.” Non-native landscapes are one of the greatest factors contributing to habitat loss, because non-native plants have very little to no value for wildlife. Every yard makes a difference and native plants are the backbone of a healthy conservation landscape.  Learn the key principles for using natives to protect soils and improve habitat. 

Let's talk about native plants and wildlife habitats that are easy to implment in any location, in hampton roads. 

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    Join us on the farm for this class

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee
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