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Campout and Discover Native Wildflowers!

August 01 2022 – Mary Phillips, Head of Garden for Wildlife

 

Camp Green and Come Clean for the Earth during this summer’s Great American Campout™!

Camping is an easy way to enjoy nature and wildlife, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time camper.  Whether you are camping on the road or in your own backyard, the beauty and fragrance of wildflowers can enhance your experience.

National and state parks are great places to discover native plants and trees unique to those heritage spaces.  Enjoy seasonal displays of wildflowers, fall leaves and billowing grasses. The amazing diversity of native plants bring multitudes of butterflies, bees, colorful insects, hummingbirds, and songbirds to accompany your camping experience. Many of these wildlife species can only survive with specific plants that they have co evolved with over time. Learn more about host plants in your ecoregion. 

To ensure these critical plant and wildlife species continue to thrive, camp green to reduce your impact.

The Great American Campout encourages people to get outdoors and connect with nature in a meaningful, responsible way. The goal is to leave no waste, no trace and pick up litter to conserve the environment so future generations can enjoy the outdoors for years to come.  You can help by taking the Clean Earth Challenge and following our handy guidelines.

You can also enjoy native wildflowers while camping out in your own yard.  Spend an afternoon planting our Garden for Wildlife™ DIY native plant gardens to surround your self with natural beauty and help wildlife species at home.  Then break out the firepit, s’mores and admire your effort!  Once your plants get established you will enjoy alternating bloom through three seasons and witness their return the following spring.

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