Join Summit Metro Parks and Ohio Prairie Nursery on July 18, 2015 to celebrate the restoration and vast beauty of Springfield Bog. Summit Metro Parks will provide coffee for early risers who enjoy the sunrise and taking morning photos. (These photgraphs could be part of the 2016 Springfield Bog anniversary display at the Nature Realm.) At 9 a.m. Summit Metro Parks biologists will describe their efforts to restore the habitat, manage invasive species and reintroduce bobwhite quail. At 10 a.m., Ohio Prairie Nursery will present "How to Plant a Prairie". We'll be available to chat all morning and will have seed packets available for sale. Stick around for a butterfly walk at 11 a.m. Click here to learn more about Springfield Bog.
Ohio Prairie Nursery applauds your efforts to help the plight of the Monarch Butterfly and we are committed to doing the same. In 2015, we are introducing our "You Plant, We Plant" Campaign. Ohio Prairie Nursery will match the total weight of all milkweed sold in 2015 and plant habitat for the Monarch Butterfly. For example, for every ounce of milkweed you purchase from Ohio Prairie Nursery, we'll plant an ounce of milkweed for habitat. Let's join together to show our Monarch friends we care and we want them here for many generations.
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Whether this is new to you or you are already using native seed, you are making a positive difference and an important contribution to the future. By using native grasses and native seeds in your landscape, you are helping to increase diversity and provide valuable habitat for other species of living things. Native insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds evolved alongside the native plants that support them.
The landscapes we create take resources to maintain. By using native material you are reducing the need for watering, pesticides and fertilizers. The deep root systems of most native species increase the ability of the soil to absorb water and help stabilize a stormwater network that is over capacity. You are also reducing erosion which helps keep our rivers and lakes clean!
Native plants help create a sense of place. By using the species that naturally belong in your yard or neighborhood you are keeping a connection to the botanical history of your area alive.