Native Plants

Wild About Utah: Native Plants For Birds

Feb 8, 2021
Courtesy US FWS, Peter Pearsall, Photographer

When we are hungry, we head for the kitchen. When birds are hungry they head for plants. Native plants, in particular, provide important sources of food for birds and other wildlife.

USU Research Looking At The Root Of Plant-soil Interactions

Oct 16, 2020
Elizabeth Materna, USFWS

To improve restoration and agricultural practices, USU scientists are studying how soil microbes and moisture affect native and nonnative plants.

Paul Wolf / Intermountain Herbarium

In a basement below a cafeteria, researchers and scientists gather in what is the Intermountain Herbarium.  It is a little used Utah State University campus resource that serves an important purpose.

Native plants benefit bird species across the U.S.
Flickr

The National Audubon Society has just launched a new citizen-science project called Plants for Birds. The project calls for individuals across the U.S. to replace turf and non-native landscapes with native plants, which are important to the life cycle of native bird species.