On Thursday, March 4, at 7 pm, Linda Porter will present

Bringing Natives Back to Your Garden


This talk discusses the basics of Native Plant Gardening, the why and how. It emphasizes the relationships between a garden’s flora and fauna, between the trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses that are planted and the pollinators and birds that depend on them for food, shelter and the ability to reproduce.

Linda Porter is Outreach Coordinator for our Wild Ones chapter as well as the Pollinator and Butterfly Chair for The Garden Club of Kentucky.  Over the years, Linda and her husband Jim have added 75 to 100 species of native trees, shrubs, and perennials to attract pollinators to their property on Herrington Lake in Danville. The insects bring a wide variety of birds to the property as well. The Porters’ garden demonstrates how using native plants can improve Kentucky’s biodiversity while still providing a beautiful landscape.

Linda wrote a lovely essay about her garden for our website.

The Zoom link will be in the March Newsletter sent to Chapter Members and Friends on Sunday, February 28. If you are not on our mailing list but would like to receive the link to this talk, please contact us.


Native Plant Trivia Night

For the fun lovers among nature enthusiasts, we will hold a VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT on Tuesday, March 2, at 7 pm.  We will test your knowledge of native plants, pollinators, and exotic plants that invade our gardens and landscapes.

Pre-registration is required with participation limited to 40 Zoom screens. We can match you up with a team via Zoom breakout rooms, or you can arrange your own team with those in your household or friends and family from other households. Each participating household must register separately.

Pre-register by emailing [email protected] A Zoom link to the trivia will be emailed to all registered participants on the day before the event for early registrants and 2 hours before the event for those that register on the same day.


Our Trivia night is part of  NATURE TRIVIA SERIES running from Feb. 2 to March 2 and sponsored by these Lexington environmental organiztions: The Arboretum, Raven Run, Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, Wild Ones, and The Central Kentucky Audubon Society. Consider joining all these events and don’t be intimidated if you are not an expert! All who love Kentucky nature are welcome to participate and are guaranteed to have fun and be challenged. Pre-registration is required for all events as space is limited. For more information about the other trivia nights, click on

Kentucky Nature Trivia Flyer

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