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Natives in Bloom: December-January

We're looking out for native flowers all year long. Dozens of native species are in bloom now and many may be good additions to your yard to support pollinators. Click through the slideshow to view.

Quercus, subgenus Erythrobalanus (Red Oak leaf)
Quercus, subgenus Erythrobalanus (Red Oak leaf)

Oak trees are a group of hardwood trees that belong to the genus Quercus and the beech family, Fagaceae. All types of oak trees are categorized into two groups: white oak trees, and red oak trees. In the fall, oak acorns (fruit) provide food for more than 100 vertebrate species of wildlife.

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Llex verticillata (Winterberry)
Llex verticillata (Winterberry)

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Myricaceae (Bayberry)
Myricaceae (Bayberry)

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Quercus, subgenus Erythrobalanus (Red Oak leaf)
Quercus, subgenus Erythrobalanus (Red Oak leaf)

Oak trees are a group of hardwood trees that belong to the genus Quercus and the beech family, Fagaceae. All types of oak trees are categorized into two groups: white oak trees, and red oak trees. In the fall, oak acorns (fruit) provide food for more than 100 vertebrate species of wildlife.

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Pentucket Regional School district is in a unique position to make thoughtful decisions that support the foundation of biodiversity through native planting.

 

WN2 has submitted a letter and comprehensive native alternative plant list to the district superintendent, advocating for the new Pentucket Middle-High School to be landscaped using native plants.

Read the full letter and list of alternative native plants suggested for the school landscape here.

Learn more about invasive plants and ongoing projects to combat them in West Newbury under Campaigns - Invasive. 

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West Newbury Wild and Native is dedicated to sharing information and resources for residents of West Newbury to integrate native plants into their gardening, support pollinators and work to eradicate invasive plants in our yards and Town-owned lands.

To learn more and discover how you can garden native, check out our resources section under Campaigns - Native.

 

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A talk by Heather McCargo; Why Native Plants Matter

Recorded 10/28/21

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A talk by Russ Cohen; Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

Recorded 9/29/21

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