The news is full of scary stories about disappearing species and shrinking biodiversity. But YOU can help solve this problem by simply planting a few seeds in your yard or community garden that can support beautiful and beneficial wildlife. It's super easy to do, and we've put together an exciting garden tour to teach you. Join us for the Birds, Bees & Butterflies: A Native Garden Tour in Oak Park and River Forest this Sunday, Sept. 7 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. West Cook Wild Ones and Green Community Connections cordially invite you to tour this carefully curated group of 11 private and public gardens. You'll learn how to get started, mix native plants with traditional ones, build a rain garden or even replace your lawn entirely.
As in this video, at each tour stop, the gardener or a plant expert will lead you through the garden and teach you more about the beauty and benefits of native plants.