Friday, April 25, 2008

10% off native plants at Pipers Creek Nursery!

Go Natives! specializing in native plants for the Puget Sound is now located at Pipers Creek Nursery and will have more natives for your garden. Now available on their website, a downloadable coupon good for 10% off your entire order of plants and trees!

Record the Ribbit! Saturday, May 3rd

Leap into spring with your family and friends by celebrating FrogWatch 2008: Record the Ribbit on Saturday, May 3rd. This one-day event is easy, free and a perfect way for people of all ages to learn about the frogs and toads that live in our region. To participate, just visit, to learn about amphibians in our region by listening to their calls and viewing photos of local species. Then head outside on a nature walk – ideally, right around dusk when frogs are most likely to be calling. When you’re finished, come back to the Record the Ribbit website to share your sightings online.

Record the Ribbit is a special event of FrogWatch USA, the popular citizen-science amphibian monitoring program managed by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the United States Geological Survey. By participating in this long-term amphibian study, you have the opportunity to be directly involved in gathering information that can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to help stop the decline of these important species.

Native Plant Appreciation Week: April 27th - May 3rd

This week is a celebration of the amazing diversity of Washington’s over 3000 native plant species that inhabit deserts, rain forests, high alpine environments, river valleys, and even backyard landscapes. Native plant ecosystems are critical to sustaining our native wildlife and the quality of Washington’s environment. The Washington Native Plant Society provides a website highlighting events scheduled for the week and links to other participating organizations’ websites.