Native Plants for Birds with Audubon Vermont

Black and orange Baltimore oriole in serviceberry tree

Baltimore Oriole with Serviceberry. Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Audubon Photography Awards

Event: Native Plants for Birds

Location: Horsford Gardens and Nursery

Hosted with: Gwendolyn Causer of Audubon Vermont

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Time: 8 - 9 AM

Cost: Free, Horsford's will be donating 10% of native plant sales from this day to Audubon Vermont

Horsford's is excited to partner with Audubon Vermont on an outdoor outing for beginner to advanced birders and gardeners! Everyone is welcome. Please wear a mask. 


Native plants provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife. To survive, birds need native plants and the insects that have co-evolved with them. Bird-friendly landscaping provides food, saves water, and fights climate change. Join Gwendolyn Causer of Audubon Vermont for a workshop about why native plants matter: What are the threats? What are the solutions? We’ll talk about Audubon’s Plants for Birds Native Plant database and have a conversation about the power of native plants to help grow a better world for birds.


This is also a birding event! We will use both sight and sound to witness our avian neighbors around the nursery, observing their behavior as they either embark upon their migration journey or prepare for the changing of the seasons in Vermont. 


Red eyed vireo bird in burr oak in early spring

Red-eyed Vireo with Burr Oak. Photo: Putneypics/Flickr Creative Commons

Gwendolyn Causer photo outside with blue sky

Gwendolyn Causer / Audubon Vermont

About Gwendolyn Causer

Gwendolyn Causer has been teaching environmental education programs with Audubon Vermont since 2005. Gwendolyn’s first love in nature is botany and she does most of her birding by ear. She is passionate about creating equitable access to nature for communities not traditionally included in the environmental movement. 

Audubon Vermont’s inquiry-based science programs encourage exploration, foster critical thinking, and build confidence. They inspire conservation actions that impact local communities: forest management, climate action, and native plants for birds.