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Nature In The Natural State: Giving Back To Nature

As spring gathers momentum, as deciduous trees leaf out, as summer birds come back to join their cousins who stayed year-round, and as the warm breezes carry on them a singing, buzzing symphony of birds and insects, don’t be deceived. Nature needs our help.

Development, pollution, and invasive species are destroying and degrading habitat. It’s easy to think that the animals who live in a tree will just go somewhere else if that tree is cut down, but there is no “somewhere else” anymore.

What can you do? Plant the most native plants you can in the space that you have. Plant a tree—white oak or American holly. Plant a shrub—blackhaw or witch hazel. Plant native goldenrod or milkweed. Think of everything you’ve taken from the earth—and pay a little back.