But there are also other great resources for native plants in our area - here are the ones I know about and can recommend (I arranged them in order of closest to farthest away from us here in Warwick...).
And my favorite website and organization for insect conservation is the Xerces Society.
They also publish
some of my
Check out all that the Local Audubon Society has to share!
Wild Ridge Plants LLC
Growers and Stewards of Native Plants
Phone: (908) 319-7230
Email: info [-at-] wildridgeplants.com
Wonderful quality plants grown by dedicated native plant connoisseurs - and great workshops!
I feel that it is a good thing to secure caterpillars and pupas as they are very vulnerable (from predators and diseases purposely spread to control gypsy caterpillars). Giving them a safe space is an ethical and a fun thing to do!
Catskill Native Nursery
607 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson NY 12446
The great folks here have been working with natives since 1999 - great selection!
Visit their website for their hours and open days as well as to find out about their special events:
They also have very useful resource lists of plants...
We only are officially open during the Spring, and we will have all of the plants listed on our Native Page ready for sale at our Spring Plant Sales. But if there's something you see on our list during another time of the year, please feel welcome to email us and see if we have any available. We do have quite a few of the perennials available year round (although in winter they will be dormant)...
We'd be happy to have you by to shop by appointment throughout the year...
One Nature Garden Center
321 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
One Nature LLC is based in Beacon, NY and is a certified B corporation specializing in native plants, edible plants, and medicinal plants. We also provide garden design and build services, site consultation services, and garden coaching services.
Visit their informative and beautiful website for their current availability listing of plants:
142 S Main St, Florida, NY 10921
Contact Pam Golben: email@example.com
You can visit Golben Farms on facebook
Pam has a solid selection of natives for this area with a focus on species that are particularly good for native bird and insect species.
Open during spring and summer - private garden - help yourself - using an honor system payment box
It's monarch season now in August and she has good number of 1st and 2nd year milkweed plants (common, Swamp, Butterfly Weed, Whorled, Poke) available as well as super cool 13"x13" x13" and 13"x13"x24" butterfly rearing cages for those who want to observe a monarch caterpillar go through metamorphosis. She provides instructions and has potted milkweed plants that will fit perfectly into the enclosures.
Hopefully there will be more great sources of native plants to come!! If you know if anyone local who is specializing in natives or just has a nice collection for sale, let me know and I will post their info here!