The spring plant sale season kicks off on Saturday, April 26 with one of the best around: the 15th annual sale of indigenous perennials, vines, shrubs and trees at the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla.
Some 3,000 plants and more than 75 species will be available for sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, at the campus at 75 Grasslands Road. Park in Lot No. 1.
April 26 also marks the birthday of wildlife artist John James Audubon (1785-1851), and in his honor the sale this year focuses on plants beneficial to birds. Many of the sale plants they depend on for year-round food and shelter were recommended by local chapters of the National Audubon Society.
At the sale, native plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer expert advice on what will work in your yard. The day kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with a guided bird walk on campus led by naturalist Tait Johansson of Bedford Audubon. Bring binoculars.
For more information, visit nativeplantcenter.org or call 914-606-7870.