Small changes with big impacts: How gardeners can help native plants and animals

Host Organization:

Waukegan Park District

Start Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:30
End Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 20:00

Many of the invasive plants that dominate natural areas in our region (i.e., common buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, and multiflora rose) were once growing in someone’s yard.  We know that a few of the plants that gardeners are planting right now are invasive and could well become the next buckthorn or honeysuckle.  Unfortunately, all of these invasive plants affect our native animals by replacing the native plants on which these animals rely for food and shelter.  Cathy will provide information about which garden plants are invasive and some recommendations and resources for making informed choices for your garden.

This workshop is free.  Please register with Cathy McGlynn ( so that she can notify the host about not exceeding room capacity!


Lilac Cottage, 1911 North Sheridan Road, Bowen Park, Waukegan Park District