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Bird Buzz Native Plant Sale!

2022 is the second year to be able to Purchase Native Plants from the EEA and Natural Habitat Evanston right here!  Natives offer birds berries to eat, nectar to feed from, insects to eat, and a place to nest...


Online sales closed. Collect your plants on Saturday, May 21: check your email for your pick up time slot.


Pick up will be at the City of Evanston's Morton Civic Center Parking Lot, 2100 Ridge, enter at the North end of the parking lot and you will be directed to the pick-up area. Parking will be clearly marked the day of the sale.  Bring boxes or bags to collect your plants. Plug orders will be in flat segments for easy transportation. 

How it Works

Purchase your plants on-line,  print your receipt or save it on your phone. Collect your plants on May 21 at the Morton Civic Center.  A time slot for your pick-up (by last name alphabetically) will be assigned to you between 9:30AM - 1:30PM to ensure COVID safe distribution.  Your reminder email will be sent out close to the sale date. IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.

The sale is organized so that you can select plant communities that will build habitat for diverse native insects and birds.  At this inaugural (pilot) sale, we are highlighting certain native plants that support the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (RPBB), which relies on them. They are also great plants for wildlife other than the RPBB:  any plants listed in the store below with *RPBB* by their names will help the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.  Ultimately we want to achieve a richly diverse natural habitat in our city of Evanston and beyond!  The sale is organized to help you find the right plants for your garden:

  • Monarch Native Plant Garden - Full sun
  • Woodland Wild Flowers Semi-Shade Garden
  • Multi purpose - Wet or Average Garden (Read more about Rain Gardens below)
  • Ground Covers and Favs under 3' - mostly sun to part sun
  • Shrubs & Trees - Variable Garden settings

All wildflowers will be sold and distributed as plugs or pint containers. 

Shrubs and trees will be sold in #2 gallon - #5 gallon pots, ranging from 18" - 36" tall.

Sale Proceeds support the EEA and NHE's mission and the Evanston Ecology Center programs. 

    IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPT. After purchasing your plants on-line, print your receipt or save it on your phone. You will need it to collect your plants on May 21 at the Morton Civic Center parking lot. You will be assigned a time slot for your pick-up (by last name alphabetically) to ensure COVID safe distribution.  This will be clearly posted and you will receive a reminder email close to the sale date. 

    *** Please note: On pick up day, Saturday, May 21, if you are unable to pick up your plants, be sure you have a friend, family member or neighbor who can pick up your plants for you.  Any unclaimed plants will be considered as a donation to EEA/NHE to be given to a local community or public park garden.  Locations still to be determined.  Thank you for your understanding...we are a 100% volunteer organization. ***


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