Did you know that including native plants on your property can help support the diversity of wildlife we enjoy in Harpswell? Planting natives is a simple way to be a part of the solution to support animals like Monarch butterflies and many kinds of birds.
There are many good resources about how and why to include native plants in your yard, and we recommend those listed below.
For a basic overview, read an article written by Kara Douglas in 2016 for the Harpswell Anchor: Native Plants Take Center Stage
For resources on choosing and planting natives, visit:
- The Wild Seed Project
- Plants for the Maine Landscape (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)
- Native Plants: A Maine Source List (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)
In April 2017, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust offered Going Native: an educational event exploring how and why to include native plants in our backyards. There were four speakers and a question and answer session with all presenters. Videos of these presentations are available for viewing below.