An amazing way to help the environment and wildlife in Denver is to add native plants to your landscapes. Beautiful native plants thrive here, need way less added water than lawns and non-native landscapes, and each and every native plant makes a difference for pollinators, birds and wildife in our city.
You don't have to spend a fortune to plant native plants, either, you can even get free seeds to start a native plant garden in your yard, check it out:
FREE Native Seed Swap in Denver!
When: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10am-1pm Where: The Table Public House 2190 S Platte River Drive, Denver, CO 80223 RSVP and Share on Facebook: facebook.com/events/1420829318312898 Join this free Fall Native Seed Swap in Denver! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You do not need to provide seeds to participate in the swap! The Wild Ones Front Range Chapter is co-hosting this event with the People and Pollinators Action Network and the Denver Metro Chapter of the Colorado Native Plant Society.
If you have access to native seeds, please put clean seeds in separate containers (a paper bag or envelope, or a glass jar; one species per container) and LABEL EACH CONTAINER with as much information as you can (the GENUS AND SPECIES, common name(s), location collected (approximate elevation) and date/year collected.
If you would like to arrange a donation of seeds ahead of the event or if you have any questions about how to collect and clean seeds, visit the Wild Ones website here for more info: frontrangewildones.org/event/native-seed-swap-denver/
So stop mowing and watering unused grass lawns, and start building your own native plant paradise to enjoy with the butterflies, birds and the bees. Want to be inspired? Read this wonderful book, Nature's Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy. You will be amazed by how we can all do our part in making a huge difference. Pick it up at your local library today for a dose of hope.