This bird lover requested native plantings in her Ridgefield, Connecticut garden that she could enjoy while supporting beneficial insects and wildlife.

The newly planted river birch support several hundred species of butterflies and produce seeds and buds that are an important food sources for songbirds.   The existing shagbark hickory is host to over 200 species of butterflies and beneficial moths including the royal walnut moth, one of the largest and most beautiful Lepidoptera in North America.  Newly planted native species perennials and shrubs attract hummingbirds, cardinals and chickadees.

Collaborator: Putnam’s Landscaping