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“Growing Native Plants for Birds” a presentation by Kathy Ross, will be hosted by the Center for Native Plants on Thursday, August. 5, 6 pm.  You are welcome to arrive early or stay afterwards to look over the variety of native plants available at the Center. The Center for Native Plants is at 5605 Hwy 93 South, Whitefish. 

“Kathy Ross’ Recommendations for Native Home Gardens in the Flathead Area” is now available at on our page here. This resource provides lists of recommended native species, and non-natives that have worked well in a native setting for gardens in the Bigfork area, and also a list of ornamental plants that she has found can become invasive especially in a native setting.  The lists are based on Kathy’s work for over 30 years landscaping and gardening on Flathead Lake properties and other areas around Bigfork. 

For an on-the-ground lesson about our local native plants and their relationship with our local birds, you can join Kathy on her May 20 field trip to Wayfarer’s State Park (calendar of events here). The trip will focus on the beautiful thriving native landscape and the birds that call it home.