Tag: native plants

November 26, 2018

Native plants are for the birds

A study of Carolina chickadees (Poecile carolinensis) in the Washington, D.C., metro area found that even a few nonnative plants can make it hard for native birds to survive. The...

February 7, 2018

Bayer’s “Feed a Bee” funds Illinois college prairie

For over two years, a small liberal arts college in the suburbs of Chicago has been converting its campus to native prairie to nourish ecologically vital pollinators threatened by habitat...

November 8, 2017

Native plants boost backyard bird biodiversity

To feed their young, many species of birds hunt for insects in people’s yards, which comprise much of the American landscape. A new chickadee study from the Washington metropolitan area...