The plants are in the ground!
One month ago the Bergen County Audubon Society awarded a $3,500 grant to the NJSEA for songbird and pollinator plantings at the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve in DeKorte Park. Supervisor of Park Planning Katy Weidel reports that workers today and yesterday planted approximately 2,500 plugs of Common Milkweed and Rose Mallow (Hibiscus) as well as 250 Black Cherries (fruit consumed by over 30 species of birds – host plant for Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Viceroy butterflies) and Red Chokeberry (fruit for the birds and nectar for the butterflies).
Katy tells us that the plants will increase foraging, cover, and nesting habitats for a variety of songbirds, and provide a nectar and larvae sources for butterflies. Thanks to the BCAS for its generosity!