WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library presented “Why Native Plant Landscapes Matter” earlier this month.
This program provided a comprehensive overview of native plants and their essential role in ecosystem health. Concepts covered included the co-evolution of plants and animals; the fundamental importance of native plants to a functioning food web; and the differences among native, naturalized, and invasive plants.
Presenter Claudia Thompson, founder of Grow Native Massachusetts, also gave a “tour” of her garden showing its steady transformation from a conventional urban yard to a landscape rich with native plant species and habitat for birds, butterflies, and wildlife.
Full of exceptional photographs, this program will help you “get” why native plants are so important and inspire you to use your own garden to make the world a better place!
Watch the video, courtesy of the library’s Facebook page, below: