For the month of April, the staff of the Audubon Center at Bent of the River has arranged an educational display in the Southbury Public Library’s Brinker Fireplace Room glass display case. Their theme is how to choose and plant native plants for your yard, container garden, or in community parks and schoolyards. By choosing native plants, the environment is better for birds and people.
Native plants provide shelter and essential food for birds, but they also help displace the use of fertilizers and carbon-pollution-spewing lawn mowers to improve local watersheds and mitigate climate change. The display includes information on what native plants attract native birds and butterflies.
In addition, the Audubon Native Plant database is a helpful and fun-to-use resource to make your local area friendlier to birds (ct.audubon.org/plantsforbirds).