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Plant Sale Press Release – for immediate release
RI Wild Plant Society’s: “Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island”
June 6, 2015 | 9AM -1PM, rain or shine
@URI’s East Farm | Rt. 108, Kingston, RI

Are you a bird-lover? Do you delight in seeing butterflies? Are you committed to supporting pollinators?

Co-evolving over millennia, our local wildlife has formed complex and specialized relationships with our native plants. To support them we must plant the native species on which they depend. Some of those available at the sale include:

Why Native Plants Matter

New England Wild Flower Society has released its “State of the Plants” report, the most comprehensive assessment of New England plants and plant communities ever assembled.

The report discusses the critical importance of plant diversity, profiles five key habitat types, and identifies primary threats to these habitats and to NewEngland’s plant life as a whole. It assesses the status of hundreds of rare and declining plant species. The report also outlines priorities for researching, conserving and managing thousands of species that together comprise NewEngland’s vibrant flora.

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge, Coventry, RI

On the Trail – by Scott Rurhen WildfloraRI, Spring/Summer 2013 Located in the beautiful rolling landscape of western Coventry, the Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge is the newest public refuge owned by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Attractive and rewarding in any season, the 295-acre Mays Refuge is a popular spring and early summer destination. Open from […]

Limerock Preserve, Lincoln, RI

On the Trail — by Kathy Barton WildfloraRI, Spring 2012 Each spring the Hepatica (Liverwort) lures me out to the Limerock Preserve of the Nature Conservancy in Lincoln, R.I. Wandering in the early spring woodland, poking through leaf litter, I begin to feel the changing rhythm of the seasons as winter gives way to spring […]

Fort Barton Woods, Tiverton, RI

On the Trail — by Garry Plunkett WildfloraRI, Winter 2012 Tiverton’s Fort Barton Woods is a gem of a natural area in East Bay that is well worth crossing a couple of bridges to visit. Its varied terrain, mature maritime hardwood forest and “babbling brook” are reason enough to come, but visitors will also be interested in […]

Dundery Brook Trail, Little Compton, RI

On the Trail — by Dick Fisher & John Berg WildfloraRI, Fall 2012 The Dundery Brook Trail in Little Compton, recently opened to the public, provides access to forested wetlands and freshwater swamps at Bumblebee Preserve, an extensive wild area that has been owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy since 2001. The trail wanders through a […]

Ben Utter Trail, Exeter, RI

On the Trail — By Doug McGrady WildfloraRI, Spring 2011 The Ben Utter Trail in Arcadia is a great place to see the beauty of Rhode Island’s natural landscape. This walk is interesting in any season, but in springtime it’s special. The trail starts at Plain Road and heads northwest along the Falls River, continuing […]