Native Keystone Plants for Wildlife

Featuring Doug Tallamy

Keystone plants are natives that are essential to our ecosystems because they support 90% of the caterpillar species that enable our terrestrial birds to reproduce, as well as all of our specialist native bee species. Join Garden for Wildlife™ collaborator, Entomologist Doug Tallamy, as he shares the importance of keystone plants and how they support healthy wildlife communities.

Recorded June 21, 2021




Bring your garden to life! The Native Plant Finder is an indispensable tool based on the research of Dr. Tallamy and in partnership with the United States Forest Service. Enter your zip code to discover the best native plants, attract butterflies and moths, and support birds and other fauna. 

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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