INFORMATIVE LINKS

AUDUBON PLANTS BY ZIP CODE It’s easy to find the best native plants for birds in your zip code, along with information about restoring the ecosystem through Audubon’s plant database.

ECO BENEFICIAL Beautiful videos and podcasts that describe native plants in the NY area.

ERNST CONSERVATION SEEDS  Ernst Seeds, PA, sells hundreds of species of native seeds, including LI Ecotypes, for ecological restoration, sustainable landscaping, reclamation, wetlands, and natural resources conservation.

GARVIES POINT MUSEUM AND PRESERVE Known for its trove of LI’s geological and archaeological history, Garvies Point in Glen Cove now offers a wealth of information about LI’s native plants, plus a large selection of native plants for sale in March 2022.

GO BOTANY A simple key to identify New England plants. Long Island native plants resemble those of Connecticut.

KMS NATIVE PLANTS, LLC Located in Lake Grove, NY, KMS Native Plants LLC carries over 150 species of perennials, grasses, ferns, sedges, shrubs and trees from local growers. Accepts special orders. Open April – November.

LONG ISLAND NATIVE PLANTS INITIATIVE  To volunteer with growing and/or purchasing native plants.

LONG ISLAND NATIVES  This Eastport, LI wholesale nursery grows and sells native plants; open to the public under limited conditions.

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING  Wonderful success stories about native gardens.

NATIVE PLANT GARDEN DESIGNERS The following are three Long Island-based native garden designers. Simply click the names to view their websites: Natures Edge Gardens, Dropseed Native Landscapes LI and Spadefoot Design & Construction.

NATIVE PLANT VIDEOS  Watch these two videos by Jo Alwood and you’ll become a native plant advocate. Part I: We need bugs, bugs need native plants. Part II: An overview of native plant gardening.

NATURE’S BEST HOPE In this video, Doug Tallamy, entomologist and author of Bringing Nature Home, co-author of The Living Landscape and now Nature’s Best Hope, discusses the importance of insects and native plants to the survival of the human species.

NY FLORA ASSOCIATION BLOG Great stories and accounts of events regarding native plants statewide.

NY FLORA ATLAS Excellent close-up photos to help identify NYS and Long Island native and non-native plants.

PLANT NATIVE A thorough list of plants native to Long Island.

PLANTS OF HEMPSTEAD PLAINS Click “Guide to Using the Native Plants Found on the Hempstead Plains” for indigenous LI plants.

QUALITY PARKS — NATIVE PLANTS AND CONSERVATION Want to support your local environment? Let Quality Parks show you how to get involved.

REWILD LONG ISLAND Volunteers protect and improve the biodiversity, resilience and health of Long Island ecosystems with native plant landscapes. Their annual online Spring Native Plant Sale starts mid-March.

THE NATIVE PLANT HERALD A great blog with terrific suggestions for restoring native plants.

THE TANGLED WOOD This engaging Long Island blogger writes beautiful prose about her native garden through the seasons.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PLANT DATABASE This native plant database describes the characteristics of straight (natural/wild) plants and their cultivars.