Sustain our ecosystem
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Pollinators are in danger and that puts us in danger. Our native bees, butterflies, moths and birds have experienced significant population decline over the last thirty years. This will continue unless we change the way we landscape our homes and communities. It is not too late. We can all take part in solving this problem by planting more native plants around our homes and businesses.
Native plants are not only beneficial but they are also beautiful. The photos on this page display just a few of the many lovely varieties. Native plants are also easier to care for and require less watering. They were designed for our climate and soil.
We are not suggesting that everyone replace their entire landscape or remove every plant that is not native. We simply ask that when you do replace or add plants to your landscape choose native varieties. Our ecosystem will thank you.
Above is a small sample of Illinois native plants. For more options see our reference page.
Are you ready to make a difference and support our ecosystem? One easy way to start is by adding a few keystone species to your property. Keystone species are native plants that have the most significant impact on our ecosystem. See more here…