EcoMyths: What’s a native plant and why does it matter?

April 23, 2012

(Photo courtesy of EcoMyths Alliance)
The EcoMyths Alliance explores everything from what makes a plant "wild" to issues surrounding the common birdfeeder.

"EcoMyths" is a new regular Worldview feature that explores commonly held misconceptions about the environment. During the hour, experts address your questions and concerns regarding the earth.  EcoMyths Alliance president Kate Sackman, DePaul University ecologist Dr. Liam Heneghan, and Dr. Andrew Hipp, curator of the Morton Arboretum, join Worldview to take questions and debunk the mysteries of the natural world.

 

 

 

EcoMyths Native Plant Shopping List: Chicagoland 2012:

Arbor Day Plant Sale at Morton Arboretum

April 27-29 (native included, but not exclusively native)
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL

 

Backyards for Nature Fair & Native Plant Sale with Schaumburg Park District

May 6 (PRE-ORDER THROUGH 4/23)
Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL

 

2012 Native Plant Sale in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

May 11-12
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 31st St., Oak Brook, IL

 

46th Annual Bloomin' Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden

May 18-20 (native included, but not exclusively native)
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

 

2012 Midewin Alliance Native Plant Sale

May 19 (ORDER AHEAD)
30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL

 

Go Native Plant Sale at Lake Forest Open Lands

May 19-20
350 North Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest, IL