Native Plants

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Manada Conservancy works to foster healthy ecosystems by encouraging the use of native plants in the home landscape. Native plants provide sustenance and habitat for the diverse creatures that are a part of a healthy ecosystem. These creatures include butterflies and other insects, birds, mammals, amphibians and invertebrates. Many native plants are disappearing for a variety of reasons, including development (habitat loss) and the incursion of alien invasive species.  Thousands of our native plants have been planted in the yards of those who purchase plants at our annual native plant sale each spring. We have also provided expertise and assistance in numerous restoration projects using native plants.

For more information about the value of adding native plants to your landscape, Click Here to view the recently recorded program, Creating Wildlife Habitat! Thanks to Ian Stewart and the Delaware Nature Society for their partnership in providing this presentation.

Join us on a virtual exploration for spring wildflowers along the Manada Creek on the Horse-Shoe Trail! Narrated by Manada Conservancy’s President, Sally Zaino, the Wildflower Walk video features some plants and animals that you can find in early spring throughout central Pennsylvania.  Check out the video, then get outdoors to explore!