Growing bird-friendly plants will attract and protect the birds you love while making your space beautiful, easy to care for, and better for the environment. Native plants, or those that are uniquely adapted to your local environment, will attract and support your local birds and insects much better than non-native plants. This is because native plants host far more caterpillars and insects than plants that are not from your local environment. They can also provide many benefits for birds year-round such as shelter, places to nest, and food resources such as seeds, berries, and nectar.
Explore the best native plants for birds local to your area using our Central Nebraska Native Plant Guide. Check out our past and ongoing projects, and scroll through this page to find native plant resources and learn ways to make your space bird-friendly.
Nebraska Native Plant Nurseries
Midwest Natives Nursery (native plugs; Lincoln, NE)
Prairie Legacy, Inc. (native plugs, seeds, trees, & shrubs; Western, NE)
Prairie Plains Resource Institute (native plugs and seed; Marquette, NE)
Great Plains Nursery (native trees and shrubs; Weston, NE)
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (plant sales with native plugs, project funding; Lincoln, NE)
Monarch Gardens LLC (native plugs, online garden guides, consultation, & classes; Lincoln, NE)
Articles on Creating Bird Friendly Landscapes
Research finds that Carolina Chickadees require a landscape with 70 percent native plants to keep their population steady.