Join us at the Trail Conference headquarters for the monthly meeting of the Bergen-Passaic chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. We share information amoung native plant enthusiasts and have informative talks on native plants. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Trail Conference headquarters is located on Route 202, Ramapo Valley Road, in Mahwah, just north of Ramapo Valley County Reservation and opposite the turnoff for Darlington Road. The parking lot is small, but overflow parking is available next door at the Ramapo County Reservation with a short walk through the woods. This parking and trail are NOT lighted, so attendees should bring a flashlight, carpool, or arrive early to park near the building. The path from the reserve parking lot to the trail center begins just to the left of the "do not enter" sign.
Specifics for this meeting:
MEETING: Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m
Randy Eckel PhD. of Toadshade Farm http://www.toadshade.com/
"If you Plant It, They will Come."
NY-NJ Trail Conference, 600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Butterflies, pollinators, birds, and other wildlife rely on native plants to survive. Randi will discuss the importance of supporting our native wildlife within our gardens, show examples of some creatures that rely upon specific plants, and discuss the complexities of attracting rare wildlife (rare butterflies, for example) to our gardens.
A large variety of plants will be for sale. Please check their website ahead of time in case you want Randi to bring a particular specimen to you.
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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