MDC Springfield Nature Center holding native plant sale and workshops April 4

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Many homeowners are discovering the benefits of landscaping with native plants. Plants that are naturally adapted to their surroundings tend to be less dependent on pesticides and watering hoses and provide better habitat for butterflies, songbirds, and other local wildlife.

Homeowners can learn more about using native plants at the Native Plant Sale and Workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 4 at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Springfield Conservation Nature Center. In addition to featuring a number of regional businesses that will be selling native plants, this event will also feature several guest speakers that will discuss benefits of incorporating native plants into landscaping strategies.

The event is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. For more information about the event, call the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 417-888-4237. The Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield at 4601 S. Nature Center Way.

More information about native plants can also be found at